$1,352 doctor visit

posted by Jeff | Thursday, January 4, 2007, 7:31 PM | comments: 4

I just got the $20 co-pay bill from the Cleveland Clinic for my November doctor visit. It also details what the insurance company paid. Shit, $1,352 is a lot of money.

That covers the visit itself with the doctor, the ECG, blood work and the heart monitor I carried for a week. Doesn't that seem a little insane?

When I was in Florida, my mom was telling me about the $400 a month they had to spend on drugs, and that's insane too. Our medical system in this country is seriously, seriously fucked up.


JRY13SP, January 5, 2007, 2:04 AM #

Wow, that's a lot. Sounds like you've got kickass insurance, though. I've been considering going to grad school before going to teach, but I'm not sure I can afford health insurance on an assistantship. My parents have paid enough, and I dont think they'll be willing to pay anymore. They want to buy their own stuff, like cars, pay off their house, etc. rather than dropping 14 grand a year for my education.

Tekno, January 10, 2007, 2:06 AM #

Considering that most ERs charge at least a standard grand just to walk thru the door and see a Dr., it isn't bad. Oh, and the fact that the insurance likely got charged more than you would have.

I do miss working in a hospital, just a bit.

Catherine, January 5, 2007, 12:44 AM #

The bloodwork you had is expensive shit. But just think, it makes Luna's $350 seem a little more reasonable, eh?

Imagine how it is for my mom.... having Lupus and no health insurance. We're the only civilized nation in the world without a national health plan. It's ridiculous.

Onceler, January 8, 2007, 1:37 PM #

Just imagine the bill if you would have had one of those fancy heart monitors i was talking about.

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