Warning: This is not a political post. I hate politics almost as much as I hate women with extremely high metabolism. OK, hate is a strong word. Strongly dislike.
Why is the cost of health care so high?? We are lucky to have insurance through Alex’s company. However, I received a bill for a visit Alex had to the ER. He was there for 2 hours and received one dose of medicine. We were billed $450. WTF?!?! To top that off, I had to take Anna to the doctor today as a follow-up to her bronchiolitis. The receptionist met me with a smile and an open hand. I had to pay the co-pay (and you know how I feel about that) and then was informed that I owed $270 for Anna’s last round of immunizations. Honestly, WTF?!?!
I called the insurance company. Apparently we have to reach our deductible before our insurance pays 80% of our claims. Now, talking about insurance makes my eyes glaze over just about as much as talking about finances. We have an individual deductible and a family deductible. It’s all so confusing. Also, for children, the insurance pays for $500 a year toward well-baby appointments/immunizations. That doesn’t even cover one round of immunizations. Then we have to meet the deductible. And then, the insurance pays 80% after that.
Seriously, how are we supposed to afford this? Maybe we should just live in a little bubble so we never have to go to the doctor. I still have to get Anna immunized though. Ugh. I’m so frustrated. I guess now that our grocery money is going to go toward medical bills, I might actually lose some weight… Now I won’t have any reason to strongly dislike women with naturally high metabolism…