I’ve been having a problem with wax buildup in one of my ears. When it started to hurt I went to the Doc. She said that the wax was too close to my eardrum for her to get it out safely, and recommended that I see an ENT specialist.
Last week I went to see the ENT guy. It took less than ten minutes to get the wax out, and I was on my merry way.
So what makes this blogworthy?
Simple. The bill came to $334. For ten minutes’ work. That’s more than I make in a day.
The good news is that insurance company whittled it down to $213, then paid $146, leaving me with the remaining $67.
I wonder what the bill would have been if I was negotiating directly with them? A lot less, I suspect.