Thanks all for the great ideas! I'm sorry this thread caused some tension :( I'm going to apply for financial assistance with my hospital debt or ask for a reasonable payment plan. I do wish that everyone everywhere could have free healthcare but I'm thankful I at least have medical insurance. My deductible is 1,000 and my out of pocket is 5,000 and those amounts scare me to be honest. Thanks again all and I hope everyone has a happy and healthy new year!!!
I will say, that isn't the worst deductible. 80% covered after that? I had a $2,500 deductible, $3,500 out of pocket maximum this past year, and about
the same the year before. Though this year I was able to adjust my healthcare to max it out in the first month with my Tysabri, which has a pharmaceutical assistance program tied to it.
Don't let it stress you out. I was able to get 50% financial assistance from a hospital with about
$35,000 of income at one period. I can't do that now due to being married, but when I was single... I made sure to look for all options available.