Well, I had to go to the ER last night as a matter of fact...no insurance either. I have recently signed up for TennCare (Tn medicaid) and I have to take some paperwork to them and then I'll be approved...but not as of last night.
So, after 5 hours,nine stitches, and a great deal of pain I was checking out and my bill was......ta da $459. But they discounted it since I don't work and so on...to $189. That's a big difference.
Anyway, when I get approved it will be back dated so I won't have to pay at all. If not, I have to pay $31/month for 6 months.
Oh yeah, I was trying to open a box that got delivered in the mail and the knife slipped....3 inch laceration (pretty deep)on the back of my thumb....9 pretty blue stitches...Hooray for me...
spinal stenosis,degenerative disc disease,bilateral neuropothy.
lamenectomy L3,L4..spinal fusion L4-S1
Without insurance I would have been responsible for the 55k so for those without insurance, medical bills are nearly impossible to deal with. Next year I will pay about 900$ for my policy and will have to pay 3k out of pocket before they pay for anything.
Hysterectomy at 25
4 laproscopic surgeries since 24
Cervical stenosis in C3 & C4
Meds - percocet 3x day : nexium : xanax :
Supplements : calcium : magenesium :potassium : milk thistle : fish oil : B complex : vit E
In the United States today, there is a pervasive tendency to treat children as adults, and adults as children. The options of children are thus steadily expanded, while those of adults are progressively constricted. The result is unruly children and childish adults. ~Thomas Szasz