Please tell me when the big Chik-Fil-A day is because I’m gonna go buy fifteen pounds of chicken, then back my car up to the drive-in window and dump mounds of cash on them for being awesome. I may also donate to them my collection of Faberge Eggs.
The Affordable Care Act plus HHS Mandate are coming our way soon! Terrible. But I do hope that something in Obamacare actually helps people who aren’t currently helped, but I’m not holding my breath. Recently I received an insurance notice that a hospital had billed my insurance $114,000 for a (not that out-of-the-ordinary) procedure and stay. Yes you read that number right. Totally disproportionate to any sane measure whatsoever.
I would have panicked but the insurance negotiated discount was about $105,000, leaving $9,000 or so left, some of which the insurance picked up and some of which we picked up ourselves. If we didn’t have insurance, what would we have been billed? Would we have gotten some discount? Either way, it makes no sense. My guess is that the hospital knows that it won’t get that amount but bills enough to where from insurance and medicaid it will get enough to pay for the actual cost plus some profit. I don’t know what Obamacare will do about these outrageous costs but my guess is absolutely nothing.
We’re getting ready to move from One Place to Another, something we are looking forward to very much, one step closer to our agrarian goals. We are leaving an incredibly hot, dry locale to move to a hot, humid one. But at this point we relish rain so much that it seems a great trade. More on our new location in the future, God willing.
Sorry for this post full of non-sense, but I’ve been wanting to include that link between Alex Vanderpool and my friend Pat for a while. 🙂