Uh, yeah, you should pay your damn bills. I wouldn't say that it should be cheap, though. It's expensive with all the drugs, the cost of the casting itself, the service of doing the whole check, x-rays for broken bones, etc. That's not cheap, so why should you have it cheap? However, there are a lot of things that hospitals do to lower the bill, such as financial aid for those who need it. And there is insurance, so you don't end up paying that much for hospital bills.