Bureaucracies in Sclero Forums (MAIN) Posted July 28, 2009 Well the bills are starting to roll in from my trip to Swedish. Time to start the charity applications again. My health insurance co is still deciding if they will pay the $21,000 Big City Hospital bill and they denied paying for a test that was ordered by a doctor I never laid eyes on at my local hosptial. I donâ€™t even remember getting this test - maybe I didnâ€™t? But then again I was there for memory problems. I guess they could have billed me for anything they wanted to. So now I get to see those gigantic numbers come rolling into my mailbox as my stomach does it own rolling. Is there anything more stressful than money woes? Oh right, health issues how could I forget? What a vicious cycle: get sick - go to hospital - get billed - get sick - go to hospital - get billed - get sickâ€¦ Last week I had to swallow my pride again and ask my little sister for a â€˜loanâ€™ (yea, who am I kidding? - not her) She has bailed me out more times than I want to think about. I pretty much donâ€™t have any pride left. In fact I donâ€™t even say, I need to â€œborrowâ€ some money anymore. I just say, â€œI need help - againâ€. Iâ€™m choking to death on my pride. They say bad things come in threes. Number two: My public assistance never paid the my childcare provider. They say I never returned my paperwork. They are right. They are right because their paperwork told me I could opt to call them and give them the information they needed from me over the phone. Which I did. But they have no record of me calling. And because I did not check the right box on the paperwork I had JUST sent in for my other assistance programs, I am outof luck on the childcare assistance. I owe my childcare provider over $1000 for the month of July. According to their policy, non payment means no childcare. No childcare means no workey-workey, no workey-workey means no money-money, no money-money means no housey- houseyâ€¦ I have to say that the provider has been great about everything so far. But they can only be so great for so long. â€œHello, Sis?â€ Wait - how about â€œHello Ex?â€ Number three: IRS. Iâ€™ll just leave it at that because it would not be cool to discuss the reasons behind why I am owing back taxes through no fault of my own. I will say however, that dealing with the IRS through a certain relief program over the past 2 years and ending up having to go through a tax advisor to get anywhere with it, and making payment arrangements that I could not afford and having to change my arrangements and trying to make my payment online and not being able to log into the website and having to spend my lunch hours on hold with umpteen different IRS offices and in the end just having to mail my payment arrangement late, has all been deserving of another trip to the hospital for more tests I donâ€™t need and my health insurance wonâ€™t pay for.