I found the "itemization" for the aforementioned hospital bill on the insurance company website.
Unfortunately for my curiosity, the itemization did not include procedure codes or descriptions or even categories of what each item belonged to. Just a list of dollar amounts:
Now here's the really scary part.
Keep in mind we are dealing with that infamous insurer, that denier-of-rightful-claims and canceler-of-policies that the press loves to hate: Blue F. Cross.
Well, guess what. Good ol' Blue F. Cross paid the above claim in full, at 100 percent. No deductions whatsoever. And no questioning of any items.
I guess I have a really, really good emergency care benefit.
And I wonder what the $70 was for. The cup of apple juice?