With the amount of medical bills I have, you would think that someone in the family has a terminal illness.
I'm juggling twelve open medical bills right now due to Luke spraining his wrist, Ry's fractured ankle, Ry's lab work for her digestive tract and my labs proving that I have had immunizations, for nursing school. Hospitals bill separate from the doctors, doctors bill separate from the medical equipment they used...labs bill separate from all of that. *sigh* They total more than I care to admit and while each of them have been more than willing to work with me on payments, even the monthly payments are double my only car payment.
We have medical insurance...and pay quite a bit monthly for it...so, why is it this bad? Why is the out-of-pocket deductible 25% of my income? When did this become okay? How is anyone supposed to get ahead...or hell, even stay afloat, facing this?
I know I'm preaching to the choir. I know I'm not the only family in this situation. I don't know what the solution is. But...I'm frustrated.