Bill shockers: $1099 for an IV push and other tales of US healthcare madness

These astronomical fees may put the Australian healthcare system into perspective.

If anyone needs a reason to be grateful for Australian healthcare — for all its current troubles — they can always look at life in the US.

Below are five stories offering a little insight into why 530,000 families a year file for bankruptcy as a result of medical care and why some 100 million people have a medical debt.