During the last week of April, I had a medical problem and wound up in an HCA hospital. I had previously worked at this particular hospital, so I knew the care would be good. No problem there. I have good medical insurance, paid my deductible upfront. Had 2 CT scans and numerous procedures involving anesthesia services, etc. After I was discharged, I wound right back up in the ER the very next day, due to some problems I continued to have. More labs, more tests, etc. My total bill there was only $750 after my insurance paid out. Six weeks later, they turned me over to a collection agency!! I was recovering, and simply waiting for the insurance to pay the anesthesiologist, surgeon, the patho labs that were sent out to another agency, etc. I was getting tons of bills for stuff I didn't even know for sure what they were for. I simply wanted to wait until they all came in, and pay it all at once, since it was 2 separate hospitalizations, plus the ER charged me separately. I simply could not believe they turned it over to an outside collection service, in just 6 weeks from the first day I went there. I didn't appreciate dings on my credit rating. I could understand it if I simply refused to pay up, but not in just 6 weeks. Heck, let me recover first!