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Why I’m planning on going to the ER in 6 weeks


A few weeks ago, I went to the ER and got an ultrasound. I had to pay $150 (basically ER fee) at the time, and I just got my bill from my insurance company: now I owe $128.50 for the physician’s fees and $111.07 for the ultrasound itself. Total ER bill: $389.57

As recommended, I scheduled a follow-up ultrasound in 6 weeks at the same hospital. The hospital recently called to inform me the ultrasound would cost me about $1600, most of which is applied to my deductible. 

Given this, I think I’ll just pop by the ER in late September, and pay ($150 ER fee + $111.07 ultrasound) $261.07, about 15% as much as if I schedule my appointment at the same hospital.

'Always remember, child,' her first teacher had impressed on her, 'that to think bad thoughts is really the easiest thing in the world. If you leave your mind to itself it will spiral you down into ever-increasing unhappiness. To think good thoughts, however, requires effort. This is one of the things that need discipline –training- is about. So train your mind to dwell on sweet perfumes, the touch of this silk, tender raindrops against the shoji, the curve of the flower arrangement, the tranquility of dawn. Then, at length, you won't have to make such a great effort and you will be of value to yourself.'
James Clavell, Shōgun (via quoted-books)


putmeincoach: An all-female Ghostbusters cast and a Michael Bay directed Ninja Turtles movie in which (Spoiler, but who cares?) April kills Shredder. I hope feminists are happy that white knights are pandering to their delicate egos at the expense of beloved franchises. 

My childhood is essentially dead at this point. 

escapedosmil: Hey everyone, check out this crying man child who’s childhood probably sucked anyway. 

His childhood sucked? He’s complaining about Ghostbusters and Ninja Turtles. It’s his ADULTHOOD that must suck.

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