Medical Insurance Baby Lifesaver
I’ve been a father for more than a month and my body is finally adjusting to the lack of sleep. What also happens after a month of fatherhood are the medical bills. Specifically, my insurance company broke down services rendered while my wife was in labor and for my newborn son. I’ve read countless articles about how expensive it is to raise a child. How about how expensive it is to have a child? All our expenses added up to $40,000! Although I had a HMO Nightmare, you won’t hear me complaining this time.
I’m fortunate my HMO insurance will take care of everything but my deductible. But I wondered, does it really cost that much? I looked closer at my bill. Thousands of dollars for my wife’s hospital stay, two thousand dollars for an epidural, and additional thousands of dollars for my baby’s hospital stay. I’m forever grateful for their service as I have a healthy baby boy. But is healthcare a scam? I should really watch Michael Moore’s Sicko to find out.