Took my wife to the emergency room, as it was a Sunday and all the doctors offices were closed. When we got to the emergency room I told the admitting nurse that we did not have insurance, and would be paying cash. I asked her how much the bill would be and her reply was "I can't tell you what it will be." I then told her that the bill must come in under five hundred because that is all I had, and If it goes beyond that I cannot pay you. Over the course of the next hour I tried to talk to anyone who would listen that if it was going to go over five hundred we needed to know about it, none of them would give me a breakdown of the bill. To rehydrate my wife, a one hour stay and antibiotics came to $1400.00, we seen the doctor for a total of ten minutes. We got the bill a week later. This was the system before Obama, his solution may not be right but the status quo was financially destroying families.