Thursday, April 26, 2007

Health Care Scams

Last week I had to take the girls to get their 6 month shots...which I hate! When we got there the doctor informed me that our insurance would only cover $12 of one of the shots, the rototech (sp?) and that we would need to go to the health department to get it, because it cost the doctor to much to only get that little from the insurance companies. I was not to pleased about this, luckily it is an oral shot and no needles were involved. So I head to the health department where the shots for both girls was $1.00. This lead me to think, what the heck, why is it so expensive to get it at the Dr.'s and so not expensive at the health department, the whole notion just did not make any sense to me. I know health care is a rip off, I mean when the girls delivery probably cost around $100,000 or so and we did not pay that much and the insurance did not pay that much, why is there such a disparity in the costs charged to people. It is simply ridiculous and something that I wish I could understand, but I simply cannot!