Don't you hate it when ... (medical bills)?

@callarse1 (4786)
United States
January 5, 2010 7:04am CST
Hello myLot! How are you doing? I just wanted to start a discussion about medical bills. I had a gripe about them! . Do you all have lots of medical bills? Are they a lot of money? Do you have a high co-pay? Do you have to pay for your insurance or is it provided by your employer? Anyhow, I hate it when I go into the doctors (or hospital) and they take at least two or three months (sometimes more! ) to process the insurance claim! Umf! Then they get upset when I pay the bill in payments. Well if you didn't take two to three months to give me the amount, surely I would pay the full amount. Thanks for hearing my rant. Happy myLotting, happy New Year 2010!
3 responses
@JenInTN (27547)
• United States
5 Jan 10
I hate them too! I hate the fact that you get 5 or 6 different bills from one stinking visit. You pay one and then you get one from the xray department. Then one from the doctor and then one from the lab. I just wish they would add them all together that way you could just pay it and get them over with.
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@callarse1 (4786)
• United States
7 Jan 10
Oh, I didn't think about that. Yes, they do that, too. That's another gripe I have. It takes them seriously three months at least to just process the insurance. Hahahaha. For example, I had a doctor visit in November 2009 and they just processed the 1st insurance (I have two insurances). They never even sent me the bill yet.
• Canada
25 Jan 10
Wow! That is crazy! If you moved to Canada you wouldn't have that problem LoL!
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@callarse1 (4786)
• United States
17 Feb 10
Honey, they STILL haven't sent me the bill, haha. Kind of crazy.
• Canada
25 Jan 10
Hi callarse1 ... That is actually ONE of them nay things that I like about being Canadian and living in Canada! No medical bills! Our health care system here is free! We do have to pay for prescriptions however, but if you have benefits through work like I do or if you get benefits for being a lower income or are on social services then it's paid for! With my benefits from work I pay a certain amount each year $150, and when it reaches and/or gets higher then the 200 it's free :) Have a great day!
@callarse1 (4786)
• United States
17 Feb 10
Hello Angel, well, the government is trying to change that in USA where we all have government insurance and I would assume not have to pay. However, there would be bad things like higher taxes I believe. Anywho, my point in the discussion would be it takes many months to send me a bill? Hahaha.
@Genericbe (1378)
• Philippines
6 Jan 10
IT is nice of you to share that experience with us. Medical bills are also expensive. You cannot ask for discounts and offer loans for them so you will not be having a hard time budgeting and sorting out. Personally, I hate it but I just reconcile myself that health of the person was taken cared off well.
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@callarse1 (4786)
• United States
7 Jan 10
Well, that can be a gripe in and of itself. I don't have a problem paying because I work full time. However, as I said above I am responsible for paying some of my parents' bills due to their limited income. Therefore, when it takes them three months to mail me the bill, it goes on low priority. I just try to break the bill up into payments, like 3 to 5 payments depending on the amount. However then they'll just keep sending letters saying why I haven't paid it in full, or that I'm 30 days late, or whatever. So that's my gripe. They complain when you don't pay it in full, BUT it takes them 3 months to give me the bill. Hehehe.