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How much money did you spend this last year in medical bills?

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  1. Total Heckler

    Total Heckler Beer and Bike Enthusiast

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    My grand total (so far) for my shoulder being dislocated and also having surgery on it was:

    $1,521.77

    Thats with insurance. Without, it probably would have been 15k or so. That total is also without the cost of 3 months of physical therapy 2 times a week.

    What about you guys? What did you do in 2007 and how much have you dropped on it?
     
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  2. loco-gringo

    loco-gringo Crusading Clamp Monkey

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    I'm stressing about going to the doc to see about surgery on mine that keeps coming out. Ugh.
     
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  3. brungeman

    brungeman I give a shirt

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    DON'T FVCK WITH ME T.H.!

    I put that stuff out of my mind... if I start quantifying it I will be FUCT!





    :busted:
    (too damn much! as a matter of fact more than almost any other year!)
     
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  4. brungeman

    brungeman I give a shirt

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    I would do it! when I had a chronic dislocation the surgery was the best thing that could have ever happened! :thumb: much better now! (if I wouldn't have busted the c-bone all would be good in the world)
     
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  5. eaterofdog

    eaterofdog ass grabber

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    Broke my ankle. Emergency room, ortho x4, cast and 2 dozen xrays: $300

    No, I'm not Canadian, I have decent insurance. If I didn't, we would be destitute by now.
     
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  6. Total Heckler

    Total Heckler Beer and Bike Enthusiast

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    Seriously do it. It has made an amazing difference for me. After the first dislocation 2 years ago I wasnt able to sit with my arm up, lean on my arm in bed for more than a few min, sleep with my arm up over my head, etc. I just dealt with it.

    After the surgery and physical therapy I can use it up to 97% now. SO nice. I was only off of work for a week and everything took about 3 months to heal up. It was done September 18th 2007 and I was riding again by Christmas.
     
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  7. H8R

    H8R Cranky Pants

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    This pregnancy, birth, etc will cost us well over $7k. With insurance.


    Actually that's a low estimate.

    (EDIT: THIS YEAR, NOT LAST YEAR)
     
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  8. douglas

    douglas Chocolate Milk Doug

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  9. X3pilot

    X3pilot Texans fan - LOL

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    Whatever my supplemental covered..$2K I think.

    We can use our supplemental from work for anything medical related. I even got new reading glasses.
     
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  10. cadmus

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    < $500. The pregnancy and birth of our daughter only cost us $200 - total.
     
  11. Total Heckler

    Total Heckler Beer and Bike Enthusiast

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    Congratulations to the new fathers on here. =]
     
  12. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    wow, that's insane... what insurance do you have? What kinds of options were you allowed for pre-natal care and delivery?
     
  13. H8R

    H8R Cranky Pants

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    Did I mention that my insurance sucks ass?

    :disgust1:
     
  14. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    Damn, my daughter was $3500 7 years ago.

    This last year was about $3000, most was due to out-of-plan visits for my son in California. Insurance only covers 75% after $2000 deductible, plus whatever I needed.
     
  15. H8R

    H8R Cranky Pants

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    Thanks!

    Send money!
     
  16. Total Heckler

    Total Heckler Beer and Bike Enthusiast

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    Haha if I had it, it would probably go to my brother who has a 1 year old and his baby mama just got prego again.
     
  17. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    How does it suck?

    Our co-pays will be $2-3000, I forget, but I'm pretty happy about it.
     
  18. TN

    TN Hey baby, want a hot dog?

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    more than i care to add up.
     
  19. cadmus

    cadmus Monkey

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    I work for a hospital system that is self-insured, so it isn't a commercial plan. All of our pre-natal visits, ultra-sounds, etc. were covered in full. The $200 was our inpatient copay.

    We didn't look into any alternative birthing centers, so I'm not sure if that would have cost more. We liked the idea if being in a hospital, with OR's and docs, should anything go wrong.
     
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    BMXman I wish I was Canadian

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    me personally nothing...my insurance though....it's well into 5 figures...D
     
  21. Toshi

    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    insurance: $1300/yr?
    copays, deductibles, 80/20, other junk: more than $2000.

    ugh. echocardiography is expensive.
     
  22. Zark

    Zark Hey little girl, do you want some candy?

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    rootcanal and 5 cavities from years of negelect.
    $1950 with insurance.....

    3 doctors visits with copay: $45
    perscriptions: $75
     
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    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    While we're not as lucky as you, I feel we are lucky since our plan uses the brand new hospital near us that has full services, but also midwives who love doing it naturally.
     
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    $0. yay, socialized medicine!
     
  25. Total Heckler

    Total Heckler Beer and Bike Enthusiast

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    Oh right, I forgot to add in my wisdom teeth being removed. That was another $1,700 after insurance.

    Total (including dental work): $3,221.77

    ugh.
     
  26. Echo

    Echo crooked smile

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    Knocked a hole in my face, got some plastic surgery, prolly took 800 bucks outta my pocket. A couple years ago it would have been a $10 copay. Check the benefit package when you get that job offer from Xerox, kids.
     
  27. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    I've had a handfull of $15 copay dr visits and $15 prescription refills and I pay $35 a month for the benefit package. I would have probably only been out a few hundred if I paid everything out of pocket.
     
  28. brungeman

    brungeman I give a shirt

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    I wasn't even adding in the cost of having Sophie! :disgust1:

    this current contract that we are under really killed us... our copays went up... we now pay a portion of the premiums, and if you go to the emergency room it is instantly $100 or $150 if you are not admitted! 10 bucks for every x-ray!

    and I am off right now to get (what I hope is my last set of X-rays and my last Doc's visit for my C-Bone) :monkey:
     
  29. Gex

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    About 300 for a broken hand and 3 ribs. Insurance ftw.
     
  30. H8R

    H8R Cranky Pants

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    Our co-pays will most likely be twice that.


    Just my kid's check up a few weeks ago was $150.
     
  31. cadmus

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    My wife did it 100% natural (I could have used some drugs). Our friends had both of their babies at the same hospital using a midwife. The options were there.
     
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    Anyone have Aflac supplemental accident insurance to cover costs above and beyond what regular insurance doesn't cover?

    My husband and I just got a quote for $45 a month for both of us and we're debating about whether it's worth it. (we both downhill/ski/snowboard)

    Last year medical expenses - about $800, mostly dental and perscriptions.
     
  33. surfinguru

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    Somewhere close to $6k. Had a bunch of dental work, an emergency room visit at N*, physical therapy, prescriptions, contact lenses, blah blah blah.
     
  34. narlus

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    i hope people are aware of (and take advantage of) the Flexible Healthcare Spending Account...tax-free, baby.
     
  35. H8R

    H8R Cranky Pants

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    I've used that in the past. Not available here.
     
  36. Wumpus

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    I'm not sure what the final bill was for the kiddo's split chin was, but it was too much for twenty minutes of the doc's time and 5 stitches. Last bill I saw was $1500.
     
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    Nothing beats military health insurance!
     
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    el zilcho, i love my insurance.
     
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    except not having to see military doctors.
     
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    been there, done that. never again.