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Getting really sick of health care providers and my own health insurance company trying to constantly screw me on medical bills. I've caught errors on the last 5 bills I've received. Starting to think this is happening on purpose...

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It is so sad, but healthcare has become the greediest industry in America. I have also dealt with similar issues due to a chronic condition.

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Yeah that’s the American way unfortunately

Healthcare system is really messed up

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It’s unfortunate but at least you’re vigilant enough to see and fight. SOO many ppl just pay their bills. I question ever bill and 9/10 it was an error or shady billing practices.

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Yes! My son had to do physical therapy weekly for a year. Every week, I’d pay the office my $40 copay. Then I got hit with a $6000 bill because insurance “didn’t cover” all of physical therapy. Turns out they were erroneously processing it like we were seeing multiple specialists each trip. A phone call fixed it but still! We also went through hell to get an ambulance paid for when my son was a newborn because my husband and I had different insurers that both covered the first 30 days of life.. both agreed it was fully covered under the policies just that the other company should pay for it. Took almost 2 years to clear up.. I used to just pay health bills. Safe to say I now do a detailed review

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What sort of errors?

Billing errors that ended up costing me more $. I additionally got a denial of a routine check up because they claimed my insurance wasn't in effect at the time, which is complete BS 😑

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I don't think I've ever paid a bill from a healthcare provider. Never had them harass me or seen an impact on my credit. My philosophy is I'm right there when I get something done... Either charge me to my face or don't get paid

Oh wait. I think some people have never experienced this. The laws that regulate self-insured companies are different from the ones regulating private insurance policies. The former is exposed to balanced billing while the latter is not.

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