So I got a message from my father this afternoon. He paid $500 of my medical bills but the collection agency continues to harass my parents with bills for the original amount. He called them, but they refuse to give him any information so he informed them that he wouldn’t pay another goddamn cent until the $500 paid was deducted from the bill.
These people are scum. I have a hard time deciding whom I dislike more: my former insurance company with a $3,000 deductible, the medical center that charges outrageous facilities fees, or the collection agency that almost literally oozes skeeze.
I can’t help feeling like I shouldn’t have gone to the emergency room. Granted it’s not like I had much of a choice but maybe if I had nursed the kidney infection for another month or two I would have ended up on dialysis, in need of a transplant, and quite firmly above the insurance deductible.
All this fills me with inarticulate rage.