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Response to DiverDave (Reply #11)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 05:28 PM

12. Been there my friend.. still am...

As long as you make payments every month they can't touch you. No matter how small the payment.

When my wife had to go in with no insurance we had a long talk with the doctor, he told us to make sure we get an itemized copy of the bill and go through it line by line. Hospitals are so used to overcharging they do it without thinking about it. Also make sure if you don't know what something is you find out. Hospitals love to use abbreviations for stuff.
The most memorable item on my wifes bill was "M.R.S.: $80. When we dug in we found out what MRS stands for. Mucus Removal System. Yeah, 80 bucks for a box of tissues.

We ended up knocking about 12 grand off a $100,000 bill. Plus when the hospital found out we were paying out of pocket they knocked off another 25%..

Granted it didn't make it "manageable" but it was a step in the right direction.

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