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Ok, once again, I am amazed at the health care system here. Yesterday, Maya had a high fever and cough. She was peaking between 102F and 103F. We were at a friend's house and I didn't have the health insurance card with us...or even the girls' Korean id cards. But we had to take her to the doctor. So, we went to our friends' kids' doctor.

No insurance, not a regular patient, and the doctor's visit cost a whopping $14.

$14!

And the medicines...there were five types - one for fever/headache, even though I have Tylenol, two antibiotics (she has tonsillitis and bronchitis!), one for her cough, and one for her stomach aches...all five together, again with no insurance, cost by $17.

Definitely doing something right here...

BTW, Maya had a good night's sleep and no fever today. She has all her energy back and is doing fine. :-)

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sammykate From: sammykate Date: September 26th, 2007 01:33 am (UTC) (Link)
First and foremost, I am glad to hear she is feeling better.

That is great. I have insurance, and my last prescription (for acute asthma) cost in the the neighbourhood of $200 :(
priyabradfield From: priyabradfield Date: September 27th, 2007 03:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've been thinking of emailing all the presidential candidates and saying "check this out - they are doing something right here...let's copy it. First person to do so gets my vote."
estivalfiend From: estivalfiend Date: September 26th, 2007 03:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
something right indeed. just a regular check-up for me costs $30 for the copay and that's not including the arm and leg i'm already paying just to have the insurance in the first place.
priyabradfield From: priyabradfield Date: September 27th, 2007 03:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, even if you are a lucky one to have insurance, it certainly isn't cheap. :-(
xpapergirl From: xpapergirl Date: September 26th, 2007 05:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
Our insurance copays are 20 bucks, and the meds run from 10-20 depending on brands.

Glad to hear shes better! I hate when my little ones feel cruddy.
priyabradfield From: priyabradfield Date: September 27th, 2007 03:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, it's not too bad if you have insurance. But the thing is, here...that was the bill without insurance at all.

She's feeling much better today, thanks. :-)
eleme From: eleme Date: September 26th, 2007 11:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
that's awesome!!

glad she's feeling better :)
priyabradfield From: priyabradfield Date: September 27th, 2007 03:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. :-)
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