We are gearing up the paperwork again, and I am taking care of medical stuff I was procrastinating on.
My story is this. I received the bill for the gall bladder surgery. $38,561.00.
My portion to pay. $518.00
The amount they write off due to me having insurance? $30,765.00.
Let me get this right.
If I did not have insurance, I would be on the hook for the whole amount. Chances are I would not have insurance because I could not afford $600/mo (which is the cost of my specific insurance). So I cannot afford insurance, but I receive bills that would eventually bankrupt me? With my health issues, I won't ever go without insurance, but it seems ridiculous there is such a price difference. It should be the same damn price for everyone.
Oh, and, I have started asking how much visits and tests are... and frequently receive the answer ; Oh, don't worry, your insurance will pay it.
I know they will pay, but since you charge a different price for me, and give me and my family more advanced and expensive tests because we have good insurance I would like to know what that is.
And for the record, I am fully supportive of the affordable care act.