This year we have probably reached out of pocket expenses but I am not as grateful for my insurance company this year. When you look at the amount of money we make and start crunching numbers...well it is absurd that we are required to pay $3,000 out of pocket each year and then most but not all is covered. I am sorry $3,000 is a lot of money! And we can't travel away from our "network area" or out of pocket expenses jump to $8,000.
Apparently our insurance company caps the amount of money they will spend on immunizations we were responsible for $700 of Elysse's immunizations last year. And we are suppose to be happy that we have health insurance?
I don't care who you are, namely what political party you belong to, vote for or believe in...we have a problem here. This nation has a health care crisis!
We took all three kids to the doctor's office today. They all have the flu (glad we spent so much money on their required flu shots) the medicine to help them "possibly get over the flu faster" was $184. I want to throw up and not because I have the flu. I probably wouldn't have even taken them (or myself later this afternoon) except that people have been getting the flu then it turns to pneumonia and a couple of people in our area have died from it. Bet they didn't want to go to the doctor either because they didn't want to pay for it either!
What did we spend our tax refund on this year? Oh you know, meeting our out of pocket health insurance...