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    As most of you know, my daughter went into the hospital and was there for 2 weeks. She is doing GREAT, just like having the old Lisa back again. It's really hard to believe the meds have made such a difference.

    Any way, a couple weeks after she had gotten home from the hospital we got the bill from there. I opened it up and read it. Wow, that isn't too bad for a 2 week stay, $2,999.81, hospital had even given her just over a $1,000. discount because she didn't have insurance.

    When she was first in the ER the nurse (or someone) had given us a form to fill out because she had no insurance. It's a financial form and if she meets the requirements (not having job, no insurance, no way to pay) than she would be able to use this. Well she of course met the requirements and her bills are being forgiven (not sure if that is really the right word to use) and she doesn't have to worry about them.

    We received the letter today stating that she qualified and her $29,999.81 bill been taken care of.
    I looked at that number again and thought they had really messed up! I thought for sure it was only $3,000.00. Hubby got out the old statement and sure enough it was the $29,999.81 amount!!!

    If I had seen that number a couple of weeks ago, when we had first got the bill, I think I would have been put in the hospital myself, from suffering a heart attack!!

    So Lisa is able to take a deep breath and not worry about that bill! So can we.

    Guess the 2 week stay at the hospital is a little more than I thought!

    Really is a great way to start the new year!!!!!!
    "There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face."

  • #2
    Good ......

    Really sooooo glad to hear that Pixie! You sure do deserve a break. God Bless!


    • #3
      One night is $3, Glad ya'll got help. Have you thought about applying for disability, which would give her an income and cover the medical bills.


      • #4
        Wow, so glad you got that straightened out and she is doing well.

        I would say that bill is a perfect example of just how broken our profit driven health care system is.

        Happy new year to you and your family. Hope things are smooth sailing for you from here on out.


        • #5
          So happy for you Pixie and glad your daughter is doing well. I can't even imagine the agony of a sick child and not being able to do anything about it without help from the medical community. Glad you did'nt read the bill right too! Happy New Year to you.


          • #6
            We are looking into every avenue that can be of help to her.
            "There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face."


            • #7
              Makes the sun shine again doesn't it?


              • #8
                Thats just so great, glad something positive happened for you all.
                ~~Everyone is entitled to my opinion!~~


                • #9
                  Diane, that is out-damn-standing!

                  See? We told you everything would work out in the end...
                  Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness. Know how to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness.
                  George Sand (1804 - 1876)


                  • #10
                    Congrats Pixie, I am so happy she was able to get the help that she needs.Best wishes for you and your family.


                    • #11
                      Pixie...I am just so darn glad to hear that she is beginning to feel back to sorts again!
                      The bill being taken "care of" is almost as nice! Gives you all the ability to put your energies into the places they can do the opposed to a place of added stress and worry.
                      Often it's not what you say, but how you say it.


                      • #12
                        It is great to hear she is doing so well! I am resisting the urge to comment on your medical system.....