Cancer tip 72 (recovery) – Prepare for a bit of sticker shock. Unless you’re a member of congress, or live in a country with a single payer health system, sooner or later you’re gonna: a. find out how much your hospital charged your insurer, and b. you still owe some money.
Hopefully your out-of-pocket costs won’t be too devastating, but between that and lost wages you can go through money faster than a drunken sailor on shore leave and not have a tattoo or social disease show for it. Stashing money aside is virtually impossible too due to copays, bills that don’t go away, lost income and blah, blah, blah. Just relax and do the best you can.