Kids are expensive…

….especially the ones who stick rubber bands up their nose.

I got the medical statement showing us how much we owe the hospital.

I didn’t pay a co-payment that night because I didn’t know how much it would be. It was more than what I thought it would be anyways.

Anyone want to guess how much it’s costing us to have two doctors and some nurse type assistant see my child for 2 minutes and get a rubber band out of her nose? Don’t forget the obviously very expensive stickers that were given as a courtesy and intrigued my other daughter to want to go to the ER.


I will hint that it’s three months of our medical expenses for our budget. (We try to put away for sucky days like these even though I’m sure we haven’t been saving the money very well lately.)

Also we haven’t used any of our insurances deductible yet this year, so we have the full cost, minus whatever the insurance writes off. I am glad to have insurance because it would have been nearly $1,000 without it. I think I never want to go to the ER again. So if anything happens before 7:00pm I am definately hitting the quick care, and I might even go to the extra scary part of town for an open quick care next time, though I hope there isn’t a next time.

ER’s are expensive.

2 Responses to “Kids are expensive…”

  1. andrea Says:

    I guess-stimate a $500 deductible, plus 20% of the remaining cost, so let’s say $650? BTW Brien’s insurance is great for maternity, they pay 100% of maternity as long as it is in-network, and my hospital and doctor are in-network.

  2. Lacey Says:

    With the filling out of a small survey our deductible is cut in half each year and our well visits are paid in full, or 100% of what they decide to give the doctors. So we have a $250 deductible per person and $500 deductible per family.

    So they charged a total of $855.
    The insurance wrote off $555.75
    The total came to $299.25
    The $70 co-pay goes toward the total coast but is removed before the deductible is paid, so we still have $20.75 of an insurance deductible for Eden until July of 2008 when we get to start the deductible game all over again.

    So fun, so expensive.