I just got the doctor’s bill for my back problems. The doctor’s visit was $900, which seems crazy high to me for five minutes with her, but the insurance paid for it. The X-ray was a couple hundred bucks, but the insurance covered that, too.
But the insurance didn’t cover all of the back brace (which I only wore for a day or two, after deciding it wasn’t doing me much good). It only covered $4350 dollars, and I got stuck with the bill for the other $644. Yes, that’s right; they charged five effing grand for a lumbar-support brace.
After Christmas, I’m going to raise hell. There has to be some kind of mistake. If not, I’m going into the back-brace business.
[Update a while later]
Note: I haven’t been billed for the MRI yet. I can’t wait.