American healthcare might not be the best world, but it is the most expensive.
*** It's true, ask for an itemized bill sometime. I had a panic attack a few months ago and ended up in the hospital. Since it was emergency, I had to pay a deductible portion. They said I was low on potassium when they did my bloodwork, so they gave me a potassium electrolyte drink. Basically like a sports drink. 8 oz ended up costing 125 dollars. By the time it was all said and done, 7k to insurance and I paid 500 out of pocket.