TGFI – Thank God For Insurance…
A long time ago (our sons are 29 and 31) I remember paying $9 for a “sick visit” to the pediatrician.
Times (and charges) have changed.
My insurance info is available online.
My dad’s insurance info is also available online – and I am totally blown away by his totals. You should know that I feel my dad is entitled to every penny. He spent 30 years in the Army, making – not a whole lot of money.
He’s had many health issues this year including two hospitalizations, the last one including a major surgery. He’s 86 years old.
His medical claims this year total (so far…) – drum roll……………………
That averages to 10,000 a month, unreal!
Between Medicare and his insurance, it’s all been paid – gee, thanks. And,,, the total does not include his medications. Getting old is NOT cheap.
Now, to the daughter (me). Before diabetes, I saw the doctor about once a year, unless I was ill. And I didn’t have many illnesses, honest.
As of today, my first month this year, without some sort of medical or dental appointment, will be in October.
My medical claims for this year are $7,611.14.
Unlike my dad, I do have a copay and so, it has bit into our expenses.
But, I’m fortunate to have insurance and so, I’m not whining. I am though, astounded!
Still in shock – Colleen
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