Neurotic Fishbowl: The Cost of Staying


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The Cost of Staying

I've been receiving some Explanation of Benefits statements from my insurance company showing the cost of my hospital stay, various tests, etc. I about died when I saw "Room and Board" costs for my eight day stay. Eight days in the hospital - not including all the tests and doctor visits - totaled $43,337.25. How insane is that? Healthcare in this country is so inflated.

Can't wait for the actual bills to start arriving. Like I've got an extra $5,00 or so to pay them. On that note, feel free to hit that PayPal button in the sidebar if you want. ;-)

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You have insurance, don't you? There are plenty of people who don't, and that's the time to worry. I think you should be glad you survived the ordeal and be thankful for what you have instead of asking other people to take care of it for you.

.: trish said on November 6, 2003 08:35 AM :: link it :.

I'm sorry you will have the bills coming to you girlie! It's depressing seeing the bills in black & white isn't it?

.: Sara said on November 8, 2003 09:44 PM :: link it :.

Between my mom's brain surgery, and my father's recent heart surgery, they currently owe the hospital $356,783.69

I think my family going to be in debt for a loooong time.*lol*

But at lease, I still get to spend the holidays with both of my parents. They both lived thru really risky surgeries...

And I think thats worth that huge bill. :)

.: Miss Tay said on November 9, 2003 03:30 PM :: link it :.

You're too early! Come back at November 5, 2003 11:42 PM to see this post.

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