When I was doing consumer bankruptcy in the last couple of decades before the bankruptcy law changed I estimated that medical bills were number 3 on the list of why people filed bankruptcy.
I made 2 ER trips in Feb, just getting in the door was $5K each, 2 CT’S, Blood work, Phenergan and Dilaudid at reduced dose those bills haven’t come in yet, nor the Heart Monitoring for the last 1.
That didn’t include the 3 doc visits, 2 MRI’s, Barium X-ray and Bacterial Breath Test for SIBO. All because a UNDEREDUCATED APN would not refill my Neuropathy medication for fear of losing her license as she is to uninformed to know the difference between Guidelines and Laws, and State Laws. SIBO is not clearing, so another GASTRO trip is going to be necessary.
I’d say we were approaching $60K if not more. That would bankrupt us if we didn’t have Medicare/Tricare Life.