Can I just say...
I am so incredibly thankful for health insurance!!!
Warren has always made sure that we had insurance - even during law school when my job paid for nothing except our insurance! No matter how bad things have ever been in our life, financially, he has been obsessed with us having health insurance. I think I have a glimmer of understanding now!
Let's just say that having a child in ICU for almost 2 weeks is extremely expensive! I know lots of people who do it for lots longer than we needed to, but the bill for those 2 weeks was enough to shock me!
I had to go fill Matt's prescriptions yesterday. Most of them are not expensive at all. However, one stood out because it had a $50 co-pay. The instructions on the bottle say that he should take this medicine once a day as needed. Because it was so much more than the other's, I was curious about it - maybe there were more pills? When I asked the pharmacist tech how many were in the bottle, she replied 3 (THREE!!!) I then asked why my insurance wasn't covering it and she replied that they had covered $150 of the cost! Hopefully Matt just never throws up (this medication is a very strong anti-nausea/vomiting medicine)!
(who is really not complaining about how expensive things are - again, insurance is WONDERFUL - but who is just expressing her absolute amazement that medical care is so expensive. Worth it, of course, but very expensive!)