What do people without insurance do when it comes to medical bills. Bills from my surgery are rolling in and I am flabergasted. I am trying to understand why I still owe so much. Then I look at the itemized bills and realize that the cost of everything is outrageous!
They charged me $1600.00 for one hour in PACU. That is bullshit. All they did was hook my up to a monitor, take my blood pressure every 5 min. Feed me some ice chips and give me some pain meds. That is it. You mean to tell me it cost $1600 for that! Don't think so.
My anesthesia bill is $343.20, after insurance. Dr. Jung was my anesthesiologist. I want to call him and say, "Hey, since I pulled your pre-op papers for you everyday for 5 years, how bout we call it even." I'd say him not having to get off his ass to get shit on my floor is payment enough. Or the $857.52 that I owe the hospital. How bout the 5 years of service I gave you. The Christmas mornings when I was at work while my family was spending time together. Every Easter that I missed because they didn't count it as a holidy. The father's and mother's days that I missed for 5 years in a row because my weekend just always happened to land on those days. The sleepless nights when I came in because you were short-handed and you knew I would come in. How bout we just call it even. You owe me anyways.
My surgeon, yeah, I will gladly pay him. His bill is only $324.00. I think that's pretty reasonable. But the a almost $1000 that I owe pathology to confirm something that we already knew, not so much. How bout you go fly a kite. I laughed when I saw that my insurance only paid them $16.00 and I only owe them $16.04! Haha! Nice try sending me the bill to see if I would pay it! I will patiently wait for my EOB and send you a copy of what I REALLY have to pay.
Medical bills suck. Period.