Monday, July 09, 2012
The cost from our wonderful Research Hospital: $15,780. We are not complaining about the cost. Hubby enters with heart problems and the competent, caring staff at Research gives him immediate, undivided attention. They don't spare on the TLC or waste time having Hubby sit around in a waiting room. They see us N O W and make sure that we aren't in serious distress.
We were charged $65 on admittance to the ER. We paid $5.00 to see the GP that afternoon. We paid $10.00 for the two scripts that were written for us. That day we spent a total of $80.00 on Hubby's recovery.
Today we got the bill that hadn't been covered by Hubby's Medicare / Coventry insurance.
Everything else was covered.
Added to the $80.00 -- we spent $115.00 total for costs of over $20,000 by the time the all the doctors had submitted their bills along with the meds.
Medicare is wonderful. With medical bills like this, we simply couldn't afford to have me retire unless we had decent coverage. I hear and read all the complaints about the social security system and Medicare / Medicaid but for those of us in dire need of health care, this system is keeping us alive. I'm grateful. Very, very grateful. Everyone should have this kind of good care available to them.