AAAAAAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaagggghhhhhhhhhh! I am sooooo frustrated with medical bills!! We met our deductible at the end of the years with Taeya's birth and of course it started over in January when I ended up in the hospital. Because we're in a rural area the best insurance we can get is not great. So far, in the past year (mostly the past 3 months) we've paid about $4,000 in medical bills out of pocket and we don't have that kind of money laying around! My deductible isn't that high but because no one I see is in network (there is no network around us!) we have to pay on our deductible and everything the insurance won't cover. Sigh. It's so extremely frustrating. Almost every day that I get the mail I get more medical bills. I just want them to stop coming!!! I know some people have it much worse but I just feel very stressed financially right now with having to work less and spend more.
What's really sad is that if we were still in CA, we would have insurance that would cover everything 100%!!! Phil had a co-worker there who had a baby and they paid $5 for the ENTIRE pregnancy! I am looking forward to having better coverage and being IN-network when we move to a less rural area so we stop getting all of the "above reasonable" charges billed to us. Sorry. I just had to get that off my chest.