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Small vent about medical bills

Discussion in 'General Physical Health' started by Angeleyes7715, Jul 6, 2019.

  1. Angeleyes7715

    Angeleyes7715 Well-Known Member

    United States
    In Relationship
    I was in a car accident recently. The other driver was faulted. I am pregnant as well. I went to ER for ultrasound and they gave me an IV bag because my potassium was low. Anyway, I receive a bill for nearly 2000 I'm kind of annoyed. I'm going to send it to my lawyer or just call the billing department and say did u even try to run this through Medicaid before just mailing me a 2000 bill because I gave you my insurance card at the hospital.

    Same thing with prenatals. I've had a hard time getting prenatals. The pharmacy tried to tell me yesterday oh your Medicaid plan doesnt cover prenatals. I think that's a load of it. I'm a certified pharm tech. I used to work insurance claims as well for pharmacy. I think the pharmacy doesn't know which specific drugs code to run through their computer to get a paid claim. So now I have to call Medicaid and find out what code they want the pharmacy to run. If Medicaid tries to tell me they don't cover my prenatals I'm raising you know what.
    I will file a grievance because to me thatd be insane. I mean if your offering to help poor people a pregnant mom needing prenatals seems like it would be too priority along with providing medical care for children.

    Not to sound entitled but this nonsense get me hot. Arizona is such a terrible state. And healthcare in the U.S. don't even get me started. It's ugh. Not sure if you guys heard but Hacienda healthcare is being allowed to stay open in Arizona after a woman who was incapacitated was raped multiple times by staff and gave birth and another patient was found with maggots. If this doesn't say anything to you about this jaded healthcare system I don't know what does.
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  2. dqhall

    dqhall Well-Known Member Supporter

    United States
    Several years a
    Several years ago I had a panic attack. My heart started racing out of control. I drove myself to the emergency room of a hospital. A small voice inside me told me it would be better to check into a hotel instead. While I waited in the lobby, my heart rate slowed a little, but was yet pounding in my chest. The staff put me on a drip IV and monitored me for two or three hours. The panic subsided. I got a bill for $4000, if I remember right. Then I thought it was God telling me it would be better to spend the night in a hotel. I wished I had not gone to the ER. Rest in bed would have cured me. I had no insurance.

    Some time later I had an infection and went to a walk-in clinic. It was much cheaper than the ER less than $300 I think. Now I have Obamacare.

    You might try to collect medical expenses related to the accident from your auto insurance company or the other driver's insurance company. You should always exchange insurance info at the scene of an accident, take photos if you can and call the police if the accident was on a public road. In one state the police do not get involved if the accident was in a shopping center parking lot. Some lawyer(s) might want to represent you for free. I heard their ads on TV.
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  3. DZoolander

    DZoolander Persnickety Member

    United States
    Agreed on medical stuff.

    The bill you received doesn’t surprise me at all. When I had my daughter - if you add together premiums + deductibles + copays I spent in excess of $25,000 out of pocket that year. My son a few years later - probably closer to $27,000.
  4. High Fidelity

    High Fidelity Well-Known Member Supporter

    United Kingdom
    Why would basic things to do with pregnancy not be covered?

    You have to pay for that?
  5. ChristianGirl_96

    ChristianGirl_96 Well-Known Member Angels Team Supporter

    United Kingdom
    In Relationship
    I feel your pain about medical bills. It sucks. Are you on a waiver program or not?
  6. ChicanaRose

    ChicanaRose Well-Known Member

    United States
    I'm so sorry to hear this. The driver who hit you should reimburse you. For Medicaid issue, I think it's best to file a grievance.

    You are already dealing with a lot and don't need more stress. I pray that God provide for you and protect you and keep you away from further stress.