Slightly over a year ago, i had pneumonia. I was in the hospital for 10 days, admitted with 105 fever and slightly delirious.
The hospital bill was huge. I paid a quite substantial deductible, and thought it was over, and me poorer.
Now here is the rub. The doctor who treated me, never submitted his bill to the insurance company. They would have paid the entire thing, minus a deductible of somewhere between 100-500 dollars. But because he is late- a year late, the insurance company will not pay for it- and I had to appeal to the hospital.
Went to the bank, got my financial statements, my last two years income tax statements.
The good news is, the hospital will work with me over the next two years to pay off the bill. The bad news is, it's a lot of money.
Driving home I heard a man on the radio stating Americans would be better to have the health care system of the UK or Canada, but I don't know.
But I am definitely catching up on what President Obama is doing about health care.
Maybe this little guy can be my doctor?