Putting Health Before Money

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Health care costs are scary. Anyone in America who has gone through a health care crisis -- even those with good insurance -- feel their stomach twist as they wonder how much of their medical expenses will be covered and how much money they stand to lose. Earning My Two Cents puts this conundrum into perspective; that difficult art of balancing the desire for the best health care with the reality that health care costs money.

While we were in the ER and they decided to admit him, my husband said that that was a good thing because insurance makes us pay less in coinsurance when you are admitted vs. just in the ER. Obviously money is something that is at the forefront of our minds.

Yep, with all the doctor appointments we have both had recently and our dog's skin rash, we have had a lot of vet and medical bills. When it rains it pours.

When a loved one is sick, the concern should be on their well-being, and it's frustrating that we also need to consider money.  Please read Earning My Two Cent's whole post and tell us about your experience with medicine and finance.

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Melissa writes Stirrup Queens and Lost and Found. Her novel about blogging is Life from Scratch.

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