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September 20th, 2011 at 07:04 am

The medical bills are starting to hit. Yesterday I got four of them. They totaled $490. Three of them were for radiology, and one was pharmacy and minor surgery. Minor surgery, I ask? What was that? Then I remembered that having one of the abscesses drained was considered minor surgery.

On the BCBS website, I see that the hospital has charged for the two-week-plus stay. $95,000! Insurance is still considering what it will pay, so I don't know yet what my responsibility will be. But wow. The house I used to own cost $95,000.

I called FlexPro to see how much is left in my flexible spending account. I have $261. I charged $76 to it from the bills above, so now I have $185.

I had to write checks for two of the bills, as they didn't provide any option for credit card payment. (My FlexPro account is a debit card). Well, there will still be plenty of opportunities to use up that money.

In other news, I signed up to take part in a book discussion at the library. The book is "Little Heathens," a memoir about growing up during the Great Depression. I haven't started reading it yet, but the topic interests me. A second program will be a presentation about depression-era recipes, and that interest me, too.

3 Responses to “Medical bills”

  1. Amy Sikes Says:

    $95, 000! WOW! Thank goodness for insurance!

  2. starfishy Says:

    OMG - $95K?? that is incredible. i hope bcbs covers a lot of it for you!

  3. CB in the City Says:

    Yes, it will be interesting to see what my portion is.

    Mind you, this does not include all the radiology, doctor's fees, pharmacy etc. Mind-boggling!

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