Pul-eeeze, stop with the bills!

April 26, 2009 at 5:53 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

I’m starting to dread those envelopes with Holy Cross Hospital printed along the back. Yes, yes, I knew that having a baby would be expensive. But what I didn’t anticipate were the sneaky bills that would come months and months afterward. We got several in January — from the doctors, the anesthesiologist, the neo-natal care unit — and after paying that hefty sum, I figured that was it. (The insurance only covered half of my epidural, costing us $1,000, but it was totally worth every penny.) But then just a couple weeks ago I received the hospital fees. We were responsible for 10%, but it still came out to about $600 we had to pay. And then today we got the bill for Liam’s stay in February — a three-day stay at a whopping $7,000. Thankfully we’re only responsible for 10% of this, as well, but imagine if we didn’t have insurance. Or imagine if our insurance didn’t cover it.

In better news, Liam and I had a wonderful time with Stephanie, Jack and Mira during their visit. We went to a baseball game, I took them out to eat at my favorite restaurants (the Matchbox mini burgers were a big hit), we drove to the Baltimore Aquarium (with a not-so-brief detour to the marina docks — with me driving and poor Jack navigating with my shoddy google maps, it was like the blind leading the blind), and we stopped to see the Bonsai exhibit at the National Arboretum. I took some photos, and even more video. The kids were both pretty good, though I think we all realized our limits when it comes to traveling with babies.



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  1. Now I’m scared. I hope I don’t have your insurance! So far…federal BCBS everything is free.

  2. Ugh. I hate medical bills. At least you got a baby out of yours. Whenever I got to get MRIs (sometimes two in a year), I have to pay 10% as well. And they can cost up to $5000. I feel and know your pain. Love the pictures and video, Miss Multimedia or should I say Digital Content Producer. Haha. Thanks for sharing.

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