COVID survivor receives $840,000 statement for treatment, with more on the way
By: Jason GruenauerPosted at 4:48 PM, May 29, 2020


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CENTENNIAL, Colo. — Robert Dennis spent weeks in the hospital, fighting and beating the coronavirus. He’s now back at home, working his way through recovery, but he’s not done with the virus entirely just yet. The high school teacher just received his first itemized statement for the cost of his care: $840,386.94.

科罗拉多州—罗伯特·丹尼斯(Robert Dennis)在医院里度过了数周时间与新冠病毒作斗争。目前他已经出院回家,正在努力恢复,但是他还没有完全摆脱病毒困扰。这位高中教师刚刚收到了他的第一份医疗费用账单:840 386.94美元。

“Seeing that number yesterday for the first bill it kind of took your breath away again,” Robert’s wife Suzanne, who also beat the virus, told Denver7.


The statement covers Robert’s time at Sky Ridge Medical Center, where he was in the intensive care unit and intubated for two weeks.

账单包括罗伯特在Sky Ridge医疗中心住院期间,他在重症监护室接受的两周插管治疗费用。

“His meds just at the hospital are a quarter million dollars,” Suzanne said.


What is not included is Robert’s three weeks at Spalding Rehabilitation Hospital, or his wife’s trips to the emergency room when she was fighting the virus. The couple estimates their total bills to top one and a half million dollars.


“It’s scary. I don’t care how much you have covered. It’s scary to see that kind of number and not really know,” Suzanne said.


The couple has insurance. They plan on calling to make sure that they are covered early next week.


The Colorado Division of Insurance tells Denver7 that if their department regulates the insurance, that patient will be protected by a state emergency regulation. Also, if the hospital that treated a patient received CARES Act funding, they are not required to send surprise bills for COVID-19 treatment.