I can't believe I'm paying $1500 for them to tell me that they THINK I might have had a kidney stone.
I can understand the cost of the X-rays and the blood and urine tests or the cost of one bag of saline and intravenous drip.
I can understand paying for the doctor's and x-ray technician's time.
But why does it feel like everyone at the hospital dipped their hands into my file to get a little money then called all their friends from other hospitals, too, to come their share from the girl who has no insurance and has to suck it up and pay. (I know this is rather the opposite of the truth. I know that they would rather get their hands on the open vein of the insurance company rather than a case without insurance.)
I've gotten three separate bills from different agencies with just the price I owe them and nothing detailing exactly what my money is paying for. So I've called up these places and asked for an itemized list similar to the ones that they give the insurance companies.
What's worse is that when I went into the hospital and they didn't give me anything for the pain at all, which is what provoked my going into the hospital in the first place.
If I'd known they were just going to take x-rays and hand me a pee-strainer, I'd have bloody well stayed at home! In my opinion, they did nothing for me.
What's worse is that my credit card bills had just been paid off, literally, the week before (thanks to help from family). I was completely debt-free except for student loans. Now I'm back in debt again.
I'm never going to the hospital again unless I'm unconscious and someone else carries me in against my will.