Recently, I had a really bad sore throat. Instead of abusing one of my colleagues, I decided to take a trip to urgent care to rule out strep.
Obviously, I have health insurance. However:
It cost $20 co-pay for the visit.
It cost $30 for the Z pack they prescribed.
It cost $30 for the throat culture.
So with my health insurance, it was $80 to treat my sore throat, which turned out to just be viral after all. Good thing I make a doctor salary.