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Posted using LJ Talk... [Feb. 23rd, 2007|02:39 pm]
Artur Bergman
First bill just came trough ~ $75000 !! I am glad for insurance.
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[User Picture]From: obra
2007-02-23 11:19 pm (UTC)
Looks like I underestimated. Does that take you through surgery?
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[User Picture]From: crucially
2007-02-23 11:20 pm (UTC)
I think that is the hospital bill but without doctors. Total is approaching 100k.
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[User Picture]From: jimramsey
2007-02-23 11:40 pm (UTC)
They do all that work to make you better and then they try to give you a heart attack.
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[User Picture]From: jered
2007-02-24 12:30 am (UTC)
Of course most of the reason the bill is that high is because private insurance pays for it, insert rant here... but yes, insurance is a good thing to have.
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[User Picture]From: crucially
2007-02-24 01:10 am (UTC)
The insurance discount is around 10%
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[User Picture]From: wildilocks
2007-02-24 12:34 am (UTC)
Sure glad I live in a country with public health care - though I do have insurance anyways...

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[User Picture]From: crucially
2007-02-24 12:46 am (UTC)
Which seems contradictory ;)
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[User Picture]From: wildilocks
2007-02-24 01:29 am (UTC)
For certain things, you may be waitlisted for several years without private health insurance, and I got it mainly for dental - it's been paying for itself quite well, as I have crap teeth :P. Though I have been told for some things it's better not to have private health cover - you would probably have been better off without it!
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[User Picture]From: crucially
2007-02-24 01:31 am (UTC)
The NHS missdiagonised my tumour and denied to investigate it, so I am not so sure.

I am very impressed by the care I have gotten, and I am somewhat extremely happy to have it happen in the US.

My total cost is going to be around $3000, but it is worth it for the care I've gotten.

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[User Picture]From: wildilocks
2007-02-24 03:03 am (UTC)
You mean, out of pocket expenses? That's pretty reasonable especially considering the total bill!

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[User Picture]From: crucially
2007-02-24 05:05 am (UTC)
Yes, I am limited to $2500 per year of expenses on in-network stuff. An additional 5000 if I go out-of network. But I have Stanford in network so that is good.
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