... in the mail today....
A couple of floppy hats, in time for our vacation and the hairloss that will follow...
and -- an ambulance bill for $1500.00.
Folks, I don't live in the country. My trip to the hospital takes no more than 10 minutes by car. The first responders were here in 3 minutes flat -- so it isn't as if they have far to go.
$1500.00 is outrageous.
of course, my insurance will pay for it -- and that seems to be exactly WHY it is so high.
and... so far the bill as of the end of June was over $41,000. That doesn't cover my trip to the hospital for my port, my ER/hospital trip last weekend or most of the stuff necessary just to start chemo.
My insurance is being very good about paying stuff -- but, I can easily see why 80% of personal bankruptcies involve a significant hospital bill. Hubby and I make a good salary together and we'd never be able to pay that.
If losing one boob and doing preventative chemo is so expensive, I can't even imagine the bills some of the people in my chemo cohort are facing. We need a national healthcare system, and we need it yesterday!