Would it be cheaper to not have any pain meds? Wouldn't that save me cost? My ins only pays 75 percent and we have a 1500 deductible!! what else could cut the cost of the birth? What about not doing hte hep shot at birth but waiting a little bit? Do I have to stay the full 2 days? If not does it cost less to leave after 24 hours?
Asked by Anonymous at 7:41 PM on Apr. 14, 2010 in Pregnancy
Wow, your insurance sounds bad unfortunately.
Soon the pregnancy will be over. You don't have to PAY OFF hospital bills RIGHT AWAY. You can pay them $10 a month if that's all you can do. I owed a $1000 out of pocket after all was said and done with my first birth. I paid it over a year. I made minimal payments. As long as you are paying them SOMETHING they will not send you to collections. I was never charged any interest of course, for it's not a CC, just a hospital bill. I'd ASSUME it works that way everywhere.
Answer by Anonymous at 8:09 PM on Apr. 14, 2010
Answer by ObbyDobbie at 7:44 PM on Apr. 14, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 7:45 PM on Apr. 14, 2010
My insurance was 20% 80% with my DD. I only paid $35 out of pocket for the epidural.
Answer by KairisMama at 7:49 PM on Apr. 14, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 7:51 PM on Apr. 14, 2010
You asked about not having pain meds. My reply indicates that certain pain meds, such as a COMMON epi, cost pretty much NOTHING out of pocket. If you didn't catch onto that I am sorry.
Answer by KairisMama at 7:55 PM on Apr. 14, 2010
Answer by ObbyDobbie at 7:56 PM on Apr. 14, 2010
Answer by 2autisticsmom at 8:01 PM on Apr. 14, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 8:03 PM on Apr. 14, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 8:06 PM on Apr. 14, 2010