Dr. Smith was interviewed by microbiologist and editor of Outbreak News, Robert Harriman, who recently received a hospital bill for a same-day surgery which totaled $47,000. The negotiated cost after insurance was $6,000, which made Mr. Harriman question how the surgery could be so expensive in the first place, and what is wrong with our current health care system to make these prices so inflated. Listen as they discuss the enormous costs of hospital bills, self-pay patients, the government in healthcare, the revolutionary model of the Surgery Center of Oklahoma and more.