I just threw my new health insurance booklet across the room. Just hurled it. Our insurance is set to kick in 5 days from now. I keep telling my sons to attempt to NOT get hurt before November 1st but an x-ray and a concussion check later, they did not listen.
Like clockwork, I attempt to understand, I mean really understand, what’s paid for and what’s not. Then I see a shiny object and it’s all downhill from there. I could review this shit 30 minutes after taking my morning dose of ritalin for extreme concentration and I still wouldn’t get it. I mean, I get the very basic but like when I hear French and have to translate it in my head, it looks like I’m having an absensce seizure.
What I always found ironic is for years, birth control wasn’t paid for. In my mind it was a no brainer:
birth control + sex = no baby (aka no delivery costs)
no birth control + sex = baby (thousands of dollars to deliver baby)
Don’t get me wrong, I am extremely grateful I have health insurance and affordable health insurance. I was paying $1,200 last year (yes a mortgage!). Starting next week, it will be less than half of that! Can you believe that? I guess I can believe it considering I worked for Lucifer a year ago. But we won’t dwell.
As for Obamacare, I did sign up about a year and a half ago. It wasn’t hard and at the time I had several choices. Being cocky, I chose a $20k deductible because “we never get sick”. 4 days after that choice I found a lump in my breast.
Health insurance is RIDICULOUS. Here is what needs to happen: like an oil change or highlights, we need to abolish health insurance and pay as we go. Like the little card on your hotel door explaining the max that room should cost, you should never pay more than X for that particular health service. You know as well as I do that delivering a baby shouldn’t cost $15,000. If a doula can knock out services for $45 to deliver a baby in your home (which I would never advocate….epidural…epdidural…epidural all the way baby!) then do the math on everything else. Like airport food, things are marked up double even triple digits what it should cost.
Ok, I’m done with my rant. I have to take my youngest to school. Have a great day everyone! -Hot Mess
Ok, so let me get this straight: In America, the “greatest country in the whole world” it costs $15000 just to push the baby out?!!? Like that’s not the first year of life estimate but just the “oh geez there goes my water” to the “let’s go home and see your room little one” price?! SERIOUSLY?! I just had heart failure over here.
Yes, if you do not have insurance, that is what you are looking at. I’ll verify tonight but pretty sure that is what it was when I last looked!
Good Lord. Price of baby in Canada: Free
So I googled it and a vaginal birth is around $10k while a caesarean is around $15k. I guess the good news is that prices haven’t gone up much in 7 years??? See, what we are told here in the states is- you could have Government sponsored health care like Canada but you have to wait a ridiculous amount of time to be treated. Is that accurate?
I guess for small things. It depends on what has happened and in what hospital you are in. Wait times at hospitals are kind of long sometimes BUT we also have free clinics for non-emergency things and family doctors. It all depends which route you go and what is wrong.
Well with insurance you can wait for hours in our ER’s if it isn’t life threatening.
Same here lol
That’s it, I’m going to become a medicine man… I mean woman..
You can do it! I believe in you!
Can I get my Medicine Woman degree via online learning?
Sure why not? You can do practically anything via online learning!
We’ll I’m glad a few folks agree with me! 😉