By JLP | April 30, 2010
I cut my thumb on December 22 of last year.
YESTERDAY I got a letter from Aetna informing me that they had received my appeal and decided to reverse their previous decision and will pay the bill.
Sadly, it took FOUR MONTHS to get this resolved.
The other sad thing is that it cost over $2,000 for four stitches. That’s just nuts! I was there about two hours and saw the doctor for maybe 30 minutes. Why the hell did it cost $2,000? I could understand $500. But $2,000?!?
I think it boils down to the fact that like colleges and universities, there are no incentives to keep costs low in health care.
Anyway, I’m glad my bill was paid. I just wish it didn’t cost so much in the first place. Health care costs are totally out of whack.