Up until this past year, my family has been pretty healthy. Except for some ear tubes, we've had no major medical issues. My husband also had really good medical insurance, so the actual cost of anything medical out of pocket seemed rather minimal. I never actually saw a bill for anything.
This past year due to some changes at my husband's job, we were forced to switch insurances. It's not as good. Now when I go to the doctor, I pay a $30 co-pay, in contrast to the $0 co-pay from before. I think we pay more for our prescriptions and a bigger percentage of any medical treatment as well.
However, what we have is better than nothing. Because when we switched insurances, there was a mix-up, and a bill came to our house. For ONE chemo visit..which included labs, seeing the oncologist, and the chemo itelf, we were charged:
Now multiply that by EIGHT, for all of my chemo treatments.
I thank the Lord that he provided a job for my family with any kind of insurance, and that my husband works so hard to provide for us.
Labels: cancer, chemo