Re: Getting to a Dr. Without Insurance
Well, I sympathise as I'm right there with you baby...without student loans I would have possibly got stage one CIN cervical cancer. But, I had to use savings bonds and student loans to pay my hospitol bills. The surgery had to be done--I had mild dysplasia but no cancer.....yet. The Dr was worried it would turn into that. The thing of it is you have to always ask ?'s and be up front and ask for a payment PLAN--they do have those, but be aware that if you Do schedule surgery, now they don't do it unless you can pay up front--I had to pay "half" of my "bill" upfront and they did not know how much my bill was even going to be....Unless you go to a charity hospitol (ours aren't too great out here from my experience) you will have to come up w/ the cash right off the bat. Not all of it but most. FOr me it was half and that meant giving them three GRAND right then and there....it was almost impossible and it drained my entire savings but I was able to write them a check, since for some odd reason their machine didn't accept my card. Altogether my surgery's been like six grand and that's including all my prescriptions, which you should save by the way b/c you can get some taxes back on them, at least I hear. Good luck and do let us know how it turns out.
In a town of chimpanzees I was a Monkey....