This article was just featured as a Yahoo headline for the day. I thought it hada some helpful advice for all of us who are feeling the crunch even more than normal these days. Even when we have insurance, the financial aspect of illness is discouraging. I was trying to plan ahead to have an idea of how much my surgery would cost for my hand.
Instead, cellulitis and an infection, with subsequent visits to ER, rheumatologist, the wound care center, and next week an MRI to rule out a bone infection, has caused a whole lot of $$ that I wasn't planning on. Just my co-pays alone are nearing $1500. It makes me sick to my stomach to think about; and yet, who am I to complain when I am blessed to have insurance through my husband's work?
I hope you find this helpful. Please feel free to posts some of your own ideas you have for saving money on medical expenses too. We'd love to hear them!