Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Surgery Cost

Back in September of 2013 I started this process of getting bariatric surgery. At that time my "Out-Of-Pocket" max was $3,500. It stayed that number when open enrollment happened again last August. So, I knew my max I would have to shell out for this surgery was $3,500. I saved, but life happened, and quite honestly I spend a lot of money frivolously the past year. There were so many setbacks in this process many times I thought it wasn't going to happened (I'm less than 5 days away and I'm still not 100% sure it will)

The whole time I've been doing my due diligence with regards to how much it will cost me and how I'll be able to pay.  I was told the hospital would set up payment plans if you come of with, say, half the cost. Well, this POS hospital I was assigned to (San Joaquin 7th day Adventist in Bako) won't. They are just dicks there. On top of that they are so dumb there they've given me 6, (yes, 6!) different amounts to pay.  Here they are:

$0  Two months ago
$2,789  Seven weeks ago
$2,143  Three weeks ago
$3,820  8am this morning
$3,470  1pm this afternoon
$2,900  About an hour ago

What is wrong with our healthcare in this country??? How can they come up with all these different prices? Does the police or fire dept charge you different prices depending on who at the insurance they talk to? Oh, wait, they don't charger you ANYTHING because we have SOCIALIST police and fire depts! And that's how it should be.

I'm done.

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