OMG !!! $77,000.00
Pathetic how much they charge insurance these days for things. It's insanity to me.
I think I have you all beat. $98,000. It was ridiculous. I had to pay about $450 out of pocket. I have a $150 for each day in the hospital up to five days, and I was in for three days.
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Did you have an annual out of pocket maximum? If you do, your insurance shouldn't require you to pay more.
Also, you might be able to work out a deal with the hospital regarding the bill, especially if your hospital was in-network with your insurance company.
Thank God for Insurance coverage.. I had to pay $5000.00 deductible up front... and I had to meet another $2000.00 out of pocket....
This amount does not include the testing I did for the 12 months ahead of time like the sleep test study and heart testing and respiratory and EGD and such .. that came to another $8,000.00 at my local hospitals.. I am still paying on those bills.. It was a different insurance and they were put toward deductible with them and I still owe over $5000.00. I will probably be making payments still when I reach my goal weight.. I was hoping to save up for plastics not be paying still for surgery.. aaarrrgggg.....
Yes I think they charge you for every step you take and every breath you take.. but it was all worth it.. I am down 115 lbs total and I have 65 to go.. I have a new life.. a small price to pay in my opinion...
Beginning Weight 303 Surgery weight 236 Amount lost by surgery date 67lbs
Starting BMI 63.3 Surgery BMI 49.3 Goal Weight 125 Goal BMI 26.1
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on 5/15/10 3:08 pm