J and I have been working really hard to pay down our debt...our plan is only to have the mortgages and 2 credit cards left by September. Well, don't you know that right as we were about to pay off one of the small credit cards we heard from our tenant in MA that the hot water heater went. So last Friday we sent the money to a plumber instead of the credit card company.
We were really proud of ourselves that we took the hit from the hot water heater without it hurting too much and figured after the next paycheck we'd be right back on track with starting to pay off small credit cards.
The the phone rang...
Today I got a phone call regarding the charges for the Maternit21 blood test that I had done last week. The woman who called asked if the doctor's office discussed how much it might cost. I said no, no one mentioned cost to us. (I am kicking myself now for not asking about it.) She then went on to tell me that they are considered out of network and with our insurance it will cost $1800 or we can go the self-pay route and it will "only" cost $995. After I agreed to the self-pay I did a little searching online regarding the price (again kicking myself for not doing this before agreeing to the self-pay) and found people were charged $235 or $475. Has anyone out there had the Maternit21 blood test? I am debating on what I should do now. I am going to do some more goo.gling to see what I can find out about the charges. If I could get it to where we are only paying $475 or $235 I'd be a lot happier.