LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Politics aside, many would agree that healthcare is far from perfect in America. It affects you, so it's a big deal. If you are in need of constant care, you understand the need for reform.
Now, if you're a healthy person who doesn't go to the hospital very much, you are bound to have a different perspective. Because the whole thing is as debatable as it is confusing, WAVE 3's John Boel started peeling back the layers at area hospitals. He uncovered that the people who need healthcare the least are getting stuck with the bills of those who need healthcare the most. Like the man in the raw video from one of John's interviews, many are abusing the system at a shocking frequency. Much of the time it's people who don't have the insurance or the money to pay for it who pretty much live at the hospital.
How much does it cost? John does that math in the story, but in simple terms, it's all on you.
Thursday night at 6:00 on WAVE 3 News, John Boel goes behind the curtain at hospitals to talk to the very people who are taking advantage of your money. Do they need it? Are they crying wolf? Are you willing to take care of people who are this desperate?
Watch this special report, "Stuck With The Bill," on WAVE 3 News, Thursday at 6:00 p.m. and let us know what you think on Facebook or Twitter using the hashtag #stuckwiththebill.