Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Hospital Bills

Thank goodness for health insurance! (Just unfortunate the government doesn't do more to help...) Here's my reason for the thankful spirit, a la MasterCard style, because the statements from our expensive little bundle have started rolling into the mailbox ( worry not - these totals aren't our totals, just what our insurance co was billed):

9 & 1/2 Months of Prenatal Care: $2500

Cesarean Birth & 3 Nights in the Hospital Loaded up on Percocet: $16,000

Painless Surgery via Spinal Block from the Anesthesiologist: $1500

4 Days of Hospital Health Care from Pediatrics for Newborn: $3000

Having your daughter safely delivered to the world and into your arms: Priceless.

There are some things money can't buy. For everything else, there's the PPO we opted for + insurance premiums.

(I couldn't resist! Been waiting for years for a good way to mock that commercial..)

And of course, it wouldn't be a good post without some pictures of my Piggy Pie:


  1. Oh my gosh, I can't believe how big she's getting! I need to see Miss Eisley NOW.

  2. What an angel!!

    I can't believe the shocking prices of healthcare for having a baby. OMG -- no wonder my ex-HMO would not cover pre-natal care. Your commercial, however, makes me feel so much better about my PPO ;)