posted on Dec, 17 2011 @ 11:24 PM
For anyone that ever gets in a similar situation: ask around about different ways to pay a hospital bill like this. Most of the time, hospitals will
be more than willing to work with you, but just make sure that you act sincere, and not like you just want to bum the system.
Its ridiculous how expensive medical care in the US is. 6 years ago I had cancer. 1 year worth of treatments (chemo, radiation, blood work, PET/CT
scans, and doctor visits) was $300,000, and my dad had AMAZING insurance at the time. What was even worse was that one month my parents fell behind on
the mortgage during my treatments. They didn't have any money because my bills had become too much for just my dad's income (my mom wasn't working
because I needed constant care). The bank was going to kick us out, up until my brother was able to magically come up with some money and my parents
threatened to go to the local news. My dad went way out of his way to prove why they couldn't pay the mortgage, and yet the bank still had no
sympathy. To me, that's the same sick, twisted, down right diabolical attitude that causes medical care to be so expensive. I know someone mentioned
it earlier, but basic medical, food, and housing should not be as expensive as they are.