Thursday, October 18, 2007

You Can't Win

What's awesome: After two and a half years of trying, denials, re-written applications, and personally collecting pages upon pages of medical records, Clare has finally been approved for State health insurance that will cover 100% of her medical costs. And they backdated that three months.

What's not: We also found out that they do not reimburse bills, co-pays, deductibles, etc. that we have already paid out-of-pocket. So all those expenses from Clare's two caths (which neatly fell into the three month backdate), numerous co-pays for doctor's visits, so on and so forth, because we are diligent bill-payers and have kept up with our medical costs, we are out of luck.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Boy, that old expression sure fits nicely, huh? Well, look to the future, and rejoice in the bills that are bound to go their way later rather than sooner! I am glad that things fell into place, finally. You are not being punished for being diligent bill-payers, although it provides a good arguement!! lol Love to all, Aunt Joan

Katie said...

I guess thats half a victory...!
I hope for Clares sake that there wont be too many future bills to be paid for anyway, but at least now you are covered.. Im sorry to hear about the bad timing!
xxoo

Every minute counts.... said...

I totally understand where you are coming from. It took us 3 years of filing the same paperwork and 3 years worth of medical bills...and now we get it...after the major surgery that cost us more than I would like to think about!
At least you have it for the future!

Noel