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07 December 2006 @ 11:36 pm
Merry motherfucking Christmas  
First doctor's visit: $65.
Antibiotics for five days: $4. (yay Target!)
Urine test: $270
Speciality referral and visit: ??? (Probably $200 or so).
Antibiotics for 30 days: $314.
Having no money left for presents: PRICELESS!

On the bright side, I could have started that list with no money...
Current Mood: annoyedannoyed
Current Music: Tatu - All the Things She Said
jdcohen on December 8th, 2006 04:37 pm (UTC)
And people wonder why we want to import cheaper Canadian drugs... stupid pharmaceutical industry.

Jnytesenvy on December 8th, 2006 08:08 pm (UTC)
no health insurance?
dorchadasdorchadas on December 8th, 2006 08:49 pm (UTC)
Several of the prices on that list are post-insurance. The first doctor's visit, for example, would have been $130 otherwise.


Insurance assholes: "List medical conditions in the past blah blah."
Me: "Well, I had a kidney stone in 2002, but nothing since then."
Insurance assholes: "We'll take you, but we won't cover anything related to your kidneys until 2007."
Me: "...fuckers."
Insurance assholes: "What?"
Me: "Nothing."

My plan doesn't have a co-pay. It would have cost me another few hundred a year to get one. I figured 100% coverage of all expenses above $1500 was better than a copay and %80 coverage of same, since I primarily bought the insurance for disaster purposes.
Jnytesenvy on December 8th, 2006 09:36 pm (UTC)
see, i by insurance because my immune system blows. and 300 bucks for antibiotics (or 180 in my case) blows more.

but then i'm not really paying all that much for relatively decent insurance. now that i have it.

insurance companies are not our friends.

/end obvious points
Lisat3chnomag3 on December 9th, 2006 09:59 pm (UTC)
No insurance through your employer? I don't remember my work-provided insurance ever denying stuff for a pre-existing condition.
dorchadasdorchadas on December 10th, 2006 03:22 am (UTC)
Nope. No insurance through my employer.
Brian Walgrenuriany on December 8th, 2006 10:03 pm (UTC)
i am surprised that they are making you pay for the urine test... all of the places that i have worked for that required a urine test payed for it
sephimbsephimb on December 10th, 2006 02:23 am (UTC)
One acronym for you: HMO. Seriously, if you don't think there's going to be anything wrong with you where you need the absolute best of the best person out there to treat you then this is the way to go.

All of the stuff you had to do, including the speciality referral, would have probably totaled to $200.

I loves my Blue Advantage HMO, and plan to stay with them until I have a family that needs taking care of. When that happens I'm going to fork over the extra cash for the PPO.
dorchadasdorchadas on December 10th, 2006 03:21 am (UTC)
Checking on BCBS's website, the kind of plan you're talking about would--if I got it myself--have saved me nothing. I would have more than made up my savings in increased monthly premiums.