On How to Get Health Care While Uninsured

I am currently uninsured, but had to see an endocrinologist. The fee that the doctor normally charges for an initial visit is $375.00. When I told the front office staff that I do not have insurance & that I could not pay that amount, they only charged me what they would charge as a co-pay for someone with insurance, which was only $40.00. So, I only had to pay $40.00 for the visit, and they told me that I could pay $10.00 per month, if that was all that I could afford. I also had to see a neurologist who's initial visit was almost $400.00, and when I said I didn't have insurance & I asked for a discount, they cut my bill down to $150.00, plus gave me a month's worth of samples for the prescription drug that I needed. On the other hand, my family doctor's office practically refuses to work with me on reducing any charges...they told me that I could get a 20% discount if I paid the entire bill at the time of my visit (which was more than I could afford to do).

Posted on September 14, 2012 at 5:00 pm 0