Originally Posted by Magdlyn
When I had my blood clots about 10 yrs ago, (deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary emboli) my ex and I were in between health insurance co's because he was changing jobs. My hosp stay of 3 days cost $60,000 cash self pay. Luckily my parents paid half that. It took me over 2 yrs to pay off the rest, even tho my ex was then making good money. If I'd had health insurance, like the plan I do now, it wouldve been $150 co-pay for the ER and $40 for each specialist I saw.
Bit of a difference there.
I tried to work with all the doctors to get a break because I didnt have insurance, but didnt have much luck.
I was most definitely not talking about hospital stays and emergencies. I was refering to standard stuff, like when the kids are sick and such, just normal office visits. My kid needed an X-Ray to rule out a break, one place wanted over $200 (with no cash break) while another was $80 cash. The doctors office I go to charges $45 cash per visit, but will charge the insurance company $100, so my portion is $50, if I let them bill it. I'm just way more aware of how much the everyday stuff costs now.