Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Pour Your Heart Out
I am an idiot. I spent some serious time at my doctors office at the end of August. This was for overcooking myself and endangering my health which was idiotic thing number one. If that was not bad enough, we just got a note from the insurance company. Apparently the clinic my doctor sent me to was 'out of network.' I just went figuring the doctor would not steer me wrong and as a result of my ignorance, we are going to get a not so pleasant bill.
The thing is this is, this is the first time I have really used the health care system myself since moving to the USA seven years ago. My wife deals with herself and the kids so I am quite ignorant of the system. I never even thought to ask about whether the clinic was in network or not. I figured we since we have Blue Cross/ Blue Shield that was big enough that just about everyone works with them. I once again proved the old adage, "assume makes an ass out of you and me," correct once again. I am now stuck with a bill because I was more worried about my health than to ask fiscally sound questions at the time.
Lesson learnt. Shame felt. Now broke.