I'm afraid to check the mail these days. The bills are starting to pile up. One from the MRI, then I pay for the Northwestern Faculty Foundation (the doctors), then the Northwestern Hospital itself. The MRI is $400, so far the NFF has raised (and will continue to raise as my insurance finalizes claims) to $600, and I checked the NWH and it's above $2000. My deductible is $3000 but it's still a hefty price for someone whose saving for a wedding and really scraping the bottom of the barrel. I'm going to apply for financial assistance by giving them my student loan award letter (shows them how much tax I'm paid on the loan last year) and my W2... blah, blah, blah. Last year they lowered it from $2500 to $800. I'll keep my fingers crossed, but it's really the other bills tacked on the are killing me. $100 here, $100 there, each doc appointment is $30. I'm already on a payment plan from ATI physical therapy (shoulder surgery) for $50 a month for 18 months...
You shouldn't have to save up to be sick.
Friday, June 4, 2010
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