Quoting Kady:" Ok a couple of weeks ago, my daughter pushed a rock into her ear. I took her to the ER, they got it out ... [snip!] ... going to the ER is expensive but over $500 for one small rock?!!?!?! Like really? No meds, nothing special. Am I overreacting?"Naw, hospital bills are so uber expensive mainly because of the changes in health insurance. They kidn of have to make up for the losses they would ensue due to nonpayments and other things related. I took my DD to the hospital for an ear infection and the bill was outrageous! Thank god her insurance covers it all because I would be one broke ass momma.
Quoting Kady:" Good grief! I don't think I'm gonna tell DH. I'll just pay it off quietly and try not to think about it too much. Ugh. We do not have money for this right now.....Thanks for the responses ladies!"
Quoting Laventure_Adventure:" Naw, hospital bills are so uber expensive mainly because of the changes in health insurance. They kidn ... [snip!] ... for an ear infection and the bill was outrageous! Thank god her insurance covers it all because I would be one broke ass momma."
Quoting Squeaky McGee:" Make sure to call them and work out a payment plan. If you don't pay the amount in full within a certain amount of time, they'll turn you over to collections."Yeah I've been there and that sucks. I'll try and call them tomorrow afternoon.
Quoting Squeaky McGee:" That sounds about right. You may also get a separate bill for the physician's fee."
Quoting cookie monster (a and p):" After paying nearly $600 for them to tell us DD was fine (she cut the roof of her mouth no big deal) Now we have another $200 physicians fee on top of that. All for nothing basically."
Quoting Sophia'sMumma.7.10.2012:" Wow so happy our hospitals are free here"
Quoting Kady:" Yeah we dont' have any insurance for December. We only get Chip in January so this bill is hurting already."You might actually be able to call Chip and see if they are able to help with the bill at all. Sometimes they can pull a few strings to help others out. I can't guarantee they will but it won't hurt to call.