Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Maybe Obama has the right idea...

Dear Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois,
Let me get this straight.
You would rather pay to care for a child who contracts whooping cough or polio than pay for her vaccines through the end of 2008? I understand the odds are slim, but this is a child, not a number.
You'll get your $458 from me when I have it.
Perhaps I'll pay you after the first of the year when Shirley goes in to have her next round--instead of next week like she was previously scheduled.
Merry Christmas,
Erin

9 comments:

kathaleend said...

That is well baby care. How can they not pay?

Carla said...

Maybe? Maybe not.

erin said...

Mom, that's what I thought, too, but apparently they only cover $500 of well baby care per calendar year, including vaccinations. We met our limit in September.

Jolene said...

Insurance problems suck. Thanks for the heads up on your headache though - it makes me think I should maybe read my policy a little closer. Sorry for you though, Erin :(

erin said...

Oh, it's ok, Jolene. It'll be just fine. She can wait two more weeks for her 9 month appt.
Carla, you know I was kidding, right?

Carla said...

Yeah. Sorry for the ins. mess. :(

LadyD said...

There is no rush on shots, you don't even have to get them. My kids have not had any. I have read that any time within the first 3 years is fine, and to always only get one shot at a time, never group them up. They really just want your money. If you are going to do it anyway, Make sure you ask for the Mercury free/Thimerosal free shots, it is worth the $4.00 extra cost. The nurses will act stupid, and give you excuses, but make them read the ingredients label to you.

Kris H said...

Erin, I too am sorry for the insurance problems. What a headache.

Jodi said...

We got charged last time too. Not that much though. Gracie has an appointment on Tuesday...maybe I need to make a phone call first!