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I need to vent!!!!!  I hope you don't mind.  

I have been feeling like complete **** for about 2 years.  I'm 29 year old female.  The first dr's were dumb and missed the problem.  I now see an endocrinologist.  I found out I have type 2 diabetes.  I didn't feel a great connection with my first endocrinologist and I found another one in the area that is very friendly and thorough.  She ordered lots of blood work and a thyroid sonogram.  The blood work came back indicating I needed to have a MRI of pituitary gland with and without contrast, but she wanted me to check with insurance on it first.  

My insurance only covers it if the $2000 deductible has been met first!!!! So, I have to pay out of pocket pricing which will likely be better than help from insurance knocking the price down for them being "in network".  As if I wasn't stressed enough about having to pay for it, I got a bill yesterday from the hospital for the thyroid sonogram (which by the way came back completely normal) for $600.  

This blows.  I just don't want to spend this kindof money on these things.  I like to hord my money and spend it on fun things. LOL.  
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And I thought my $1000 deductable was bad! Sorry to hear this. I have "met my deductable for a few years in a row now and spent thousands over that!

It is funny (not) how the insurance company can reduce the price if it is submitted to them. My labs for TSH and free t4 would cost me $246.81 if I didn't go through insurance. The final amount the lab will get is $28.20. BCBS disallows $218.61 !
Luckily I work for Quest and don't even have to pay for that.

Something is not right here.
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I hear ya.

My Dr. wants to refer me to a specialist, but I just don't have the money to pay for more tests right now. I told her would go when I get some of my bills paid down.  

It *****.
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