Monday, December 13, 2010

paper work

I have no insurance, which means on top of all the stress and emotional stuff from losing our baby, we have to deal with the stress and paperwork of assistance.
I've been told I don't qualify because I'm not pregnant, because my husbands part time, minimum wage job pays to much, now I have to give them every piece of paper I have touched in the past 6 months, go to an interview and may be, just maybe, they can set up some sort of payment plan. Chances are tt would probably have us paying the hospital for the next 40, 50 years.
It just sucks.
 The hospital can treat you like dirt for not being insured and charge you a huge amount of money to do it.
Medicaid is the worst, why they would punish you for trying to be a good person, for having a job, paying your bills, and then suddenly being hit with something huge. Its not like we don't want to be insured, its just not that easy to find a job with insurance.  Hospitals get to make up what ever amount they want to charge because, really what choice do you have, it leaves us stuck.

Hopefully the meeting goes well they help us, and later this week I have an interview for a new job, I am hopeful that things will work out.


Kelly said...

This is horrible. I'm so sorry that you have to deal with all of this, on top of your loss.

Insurance itself is crazy. Every time I get a a statement for services I received, there's a column given for the price paid by my insurance company (negotiated between the provider and the insurance) and the amount without that negotation. How is that even fair?

Roxyroo said...

What we are trying to get done now is that the hospital doesn't make any profit off us and we just pay what medicare would have paid. Its some very complicated proses that the county does, that requires every piece of paper we have ever touched in the past 6 months, its just frustrating jumping through a thousand hoops.

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