Centennial Man Calls $7,000 Per Hour E.R. Bill Outlandish « CBS Denver A rattlesnake bit him twice In short order, Joseph was in an emergency room receiving anti-venom. Six hours later, he was released. His father, John, then received medical bills totaling about $43,000 for the six hours in the emergency department. His son received six vials of the crotalidae anti-venom and was billed $34,025.88 for that portion of his treatment, or nearly $6,000 per vial. But the same anti-venom can be found selling wholesale for about $1,000 to $2,000. Dr. Mark Earnest, a professor of medicine and health policy with the University of Colorado, said families like the Josephs also face inflated bills to compensate for all the patients who pay nothing. If youve got 30 to 40 percent of the people who pay nothing, the people who do have some ability to pay pay a lot more to cover the other guys. If your some ass wipe leeching off the system or illegal it would be free ,if your responsible your screwed, what a Country !