This is a bill that few Americans could pay. Tested positive for Covid-19, Donald Trump was hospitalized for several days at Walter Reed Hospital in Maryland, for precautionary measures. Considered a person at risk, the doctors of the President of the United States preferred to send him to a medical establishment where he received an experimental treatment. But between the multiple tests, the three simultaneous treatments and the incredible suite where he stayed, the bill is steep.
Indeed, the New York Times reveals that the hospitalization of Donald Trump cost no less than $ 100,000, and this, to the American taxpayer. A note that is not given to everyone to settle. What to have fun with the last advice of the American president on his return by helicopter to the White House, who called on its citizens not to “let themselves be dominated” by the virus. “Do not be afraid of it, you will beat him, we have the best medical equipment”, he chanted, a few minutes after his arrival, protective mask … in his pocket.
Donald Trump received treatment that can cost up to $ 3,120
A gesture that has not gone unnoticed, given that the mask is considered one of the best ways to protect yourself from the coronavirus. But that helicopter trip for Donald Trump worthy of Hollywood, also cost no less than $ 40,000 round trip, included by the New York Times in the $ 100,000 note. But as the American daily specifies, if some states have set up free screening, most tests are the responsibility of Americans, who must pay an average of $ 100 per test. Due to several tests, especially if these are done at the employer’s request, the total amount can quickly fly away.
On the basis of a study, the New York Times estimates in particular that a hospitalization for a person over 60 years old can go up to 60,000 dollars in some states, not counting the costs of the treatment. The one received by Donald Trump, who was treated with Remdesivir, is billed between $ 2,340 and $ 3,120. But if the costs of hospitalization can vary, in particular according to the mutual insurance of each one, most of the 500,000 Americans supported by a hospital since the start of the pandemic unfortunately do not have the means to afford such ” luxury”.
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