I received my explanation of benefits from Y's appendectomy. I was completely shocked to open it and find that his appendectomy cost $16,630.78 plus emergency room charges of about $400. I completely understand the emergency room and I was actually pleasantly surprised by that amount. I was flabbergasted by how much it cost. It cost about double from when I had Lil Punk almost 3 years ago. I think it cost around $9000 to have her which included all of my prenatal visits, birthing, hospital stay, and a follow up appointment for her.
For Y's appendectomy, we arrived about 7:45 am and left by 6 pm. Yes, he had surgery in there but it didn't really seem like it should cost that freakin' much. Our cost is $1114 which isn't too bad considering but still. We don't pay for our health insurance as it is a benefit to Y from his employer and they pick up the entire cost.
Just needed to vent...freakin' ridiculous!
Side note: Canadian friends: please don't tell me that it sucks to live in the States and I should move to Canada for their healthcare. I really like where I live. Thank you.