I’m going to be brutally honest here…debt F’in sucks. There, I feel better now. We worked very hard to get rid of all our debt except for our car payment, and now we are finding ourselves right back in it again, and it is all because of medical bills that keep showing up, even after I was declared “fine”. And although we have health insurance (which I have written about before), the costs for the kinds of tests I had been getting are astronomical. I thought the bills were bad back when I wrote about being thankful for having insurance, but that was only the beginning – before the really expensive tests started. It’s not so much that I don’t have the money to pay the bills, but rather it just sucks to have to empty an emergency account to pay for a doctor – in the most powerful country in the world – when most other developed countries have some sort of universal plan. In just the last week I have received bills for:
Total: $1,564 in JUST THE LAST WEEK
That’s in addition to the several hundred I already paid, and I am still expecting several big bills, including the one for the 3-section CT scan, which outta stop my heart when I read it. And although I am still glad that I have insurance, it sure does not feel like it is saving me that much money – I could probably get these prices without insurance by negotiating directly with the hospitals themselves. And to add insult to injury, our monthly Blue Cross premium just went up. Thanks guys, appreciate that!
The insurance system in this country is an absolute joke, I gotta say.