by Leann Sweeney
As you know if you read this blog regularly, I have a few health issues. Fortunately I have great insurance, but the co-pays do add up. So do the supplements that I take to help me stay as healthy as possible. It is difficult to find good practitioners who know a lot about Lyme and fibro and chronic fatigue. By good, I mean knowledgeable, compassionate providers. I have found several who take care of me.
That experience scarred me, and the same feelings of humiliation popped up this past week when this billing issue came up. I was that eighteen-year-old kid again, mortified and confused. I felt reduced to a dollar sign. The upside? I was able to make that connection to "old business." I took the receipts to the doctor's office. Only then did they tell me that in doing their books with a new person in charge of billing, they found many, many mistakes involving many, many patients. But I paid a higher price than any amount of money could rectify that day.
How about you? Are there times when you feel like you have a scarlet dollar sign on your forehead?