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Money Drain: $2200 Lost by Being Apathetic

My father has bad knee problems, has for years. Several years ago he was in the process of getting on disability for an unrelated medical problem, and decided to get some x-rays done on his knees to try and figure out whether he had arthritis or something. The day he went to get the x-rays done was apparently the same day that his health insurance ended from having to quit his job and go on disability. The x-rays cost him $2200 out of pocket.

In addition to this, he never got a chance to have a doctor look at them and eventually just threw them away so they were never actually used. That was $2200 spent for absolutely nothing, and something he’ll likely have to spend money on again in the future.

Submitted by: Crystal

Lesson Learned:
When going through any sort of medical procedure, we should always make ourselves knowledgable on what is covered, whether we are still covered, etc. In addition to this, being apathetic about making the $2200 you just spent useful to you in some way is a very poor way to manage money or your health. If you’re going to have the work done, then have it done right and make the best use out of your money that you can.

Amount Flushed Down the Money Drain: $2200

About Crystal Groves, Google+

Crystal Groves is a farmer, web developer, musician, blogger, and personal finance enthusiast from the back hills of Maryland and Pennsylvania. She started Money Drain as a project to encourage people interested in fixing their financial situation to share their stories and learn from the stories of others. We all make mistakes, but in order to change we have to make changes.

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