Thursday, March 25, 2010

Good Day.

I took some of your advice, and wrote to the anesthesiologist's office about our $1200 bill. I let them know that we fully intended to pay in full, but that we would need to make monthly payments. I got a statement back from them saying that they had cut our bill in half, and would accept monthly payments of whatever we can afford until it is paid off.

I also had previously sent off paperwork to the hospital to see if we qualified for making a smaller monthly payment than the hospital required (which was an absurdly high amount). I got the paperwork back that said that we qualify for 100% bill forgiveness, and that our balance is zero. Heck, I wasn't even trying to have my bill erased--I just wanted more manageable monthly payments, but I will take it if you are offering!

I guess this means that we are money poor, but I am really okay with that, because my life is more rich than it's ever been.

24 comments:

  1. That is so exciting...what awesome news!

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  2. What a blessing. Wow. I am so happy for you guys- and happy that you are so pleased with your current arrangement. = )

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  3. AMAZING!! I'm so happy to hear that. :)

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  4. That is fantastic! What a tremendous blessing.

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  5. Oh my gosh! This brought tears to my eyes. This has to be such a relief for you! :)

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  6. YAY! That's so amazing, Meredith. I seriously feel a weight lifted for you! I am so glad you wrote them and got something resolved!!
    I guess I can share a related story- yesterday I got a pretty nice check in the mail from our anesthesiologist (from Cam's delivery), saying that I had overpaid!! Such a blessing and truly a message from God that He will take care of us.

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  7. I knew it!

    The medical field really does get so many treated patients avoiding paying anythingn, not even a minimum, that when they have someone reaching out to them to pay something they slap on a discount as a sort of thanks. At least that was our experience, and I'm glad it was yours too.

    But I can't believe it's zero! That's amazing!

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  8. How awesome! And what a relief, I'm sure!

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  9. WOW! That is excellent! Congrats! I cannot believe they just forgave the loan, but after the attitude you got from that lady, you deserved something! Such a true blessing! Money doesn't matter when you have happiness in your heart :-)

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  10. WOW!! God is so good!! What a blessing.

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  11. That's so great!! Now, do you think if I wrote the government and Sallie Mae and asked them to forgive my student loan, they would? :-)

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  12. Nice. At least the people at the hospital have consciences.

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  13. Now that's what I call sweet victory!

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  14. That is awesome! What a blessing! Good for you for contacting them! Glad it paid off!

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  15. Seriously, after one heck of a week, I am so glad to hear your good news!!! :) Yay!

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  16. Yay!! That's the best news I've heard all day!

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  17. This is good. Very, very good.

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  18. Mere,
    I love this ... makes me think about when you were agonizing over deciding whether to stay home (and lose your salary from working). and i love fast forwarding to today - seeing how all your needs are being met AND you get to be home with your baby! Thank GOD.

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