Got the first bill for my recent medical sabbatical. The grand total is $20,181.96, but my favorite part is the big letters on top saying “THIS IS NOT A BILL.” So the next step is to see what the insurance company says.


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The vast bulk of the bill is of course “Pharmacy General,” at over 12.5 thousand bucks, thanks to that dose of Remicade.

But $3812 for semi-private room and board?! You’ve got to be kidding! For a five-day stay, that comes to $762.40 a day. It was a nice place, but not near that nice! And the food was ok, but certainly nothing special.

That’s around a house payment a day. Unbelievable.

Maybe I should look into using a different place for my next sabbatical.