After the procedure, I bled for a month. I was laughed at by a hospital administrator—she told me that I'd never be able to successfully get rid of the charge, that we were billed because the hospital had blood "in case" I needed it I was given anesthesia, so all I remember was the pre-op phase and being wheeled into the operating room.
I was in a haze for at least two months. Our insurance is good. This content is created and maintained by a third party, and imported onto this page to help users provide their email addresses.
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And they're "infamous" for being out of network, says Donovan. I was laughed at by a hospital administrator—she told me that I'd never be able to successfully get rid of the charge, that we were billed because the hospital had blood "in case" I needed it Today's Top Stories.
It was awful to make that choice. She says this charging system often results in "wildly inflated" costs, and they can vary from hospital to hospital—even if you're just looking at ones in the same neighborhood. All of our options were bad ones: bringing a really sick child into the world, or ending my pregnancy.
Some of the bills were in my name, and some were in my baby's name. The government stepping in is condescension. More From Pregnancy. I know that I'm very lucky with my health insurance. We had saved up for months to lessen the financial blow of my maternity leave and new baby expenses.
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