the hospital bill cha-cha-cha


I was warned about the itemized hospital bill.  Truthfully, I did not expect it to be wrong.

I know, I know what the hell was I thinking?

Surprise number one: they charged me close to $200 for a pregnancy test.  Hello???? I have never been able to conceive, AND  it’s all over every freaking file in the hospital system—I have been in the same hospital system since I was 19 years old.  

 I find it damn amusing that you can buy a home test for what? $20 or less?  Having spent my entire life as being reproductively challenged I find this almost a nasty smack in the face as well as a waste of money.  But what the hell, it’s only my insurance costs, right? 

Surprise number two: they actually tried to charge me my $450 co-pay a second time.  Unfortunately for them I still had my receipt from day of surgery.  I reminded them about the pre-surgery shake down at 6 a.m. I had to wait on hold in auto lady voice hell for 20 minutes to accomplish this.   But I did it. No co-pay groundhog day for me.

So yes, you all can say I told you so now.  And many thanks to all of you who advised me to go over it line by line by line….



About carla

Writer, blogger, photographer, breast cancer survivor. I write about whatever strikes my fancy as I meander through life.
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3 Responses to the hospital bill cha-cha-cha

  1. joanna francis says:

    F–ck the bills. get a pedicure. take care of yourself.

  2. mspachy says:

    I just had to go to the ER for SOB last night. I’ve been on chemo for 2 months so my ovaries are pretty much dead, I had a hysterectomy at 21 and I’m a lesbian….they still did a pregnancy test and they messed it up the first time, it was inconclusive so they did a second one…LOL anything for a dime. They never did give me the pregnancy you never know!

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