Can I negotiate this Kaiser bill?
March 12, 2014 3:58 PM Subscribe
When Obamacare happened my private pay insurance coverage changed, but I didn't really pay attention to how. After a trip to the ER last night and to the pharmacy this morning, I now know that I have a very high deductible plan. $250 ER copay (full bill to follow), $530 for two prescriptions.
Meanwhile, I'm wondering if I have any room to negotiate the bill for the ER visit, especially if I am about to go to a more costly (for me) plan.
Have you ever negotiated a Kaiser bill, or another HMO bill? Specific advice on how to pitch this or if it's even possible sought.
posted by latkes to Human Relations (14 answers total)
This is Kaiser Northern California. My current coverage is Bronze 4500/40, my kid has Bronze 5000/60, if you know the details of this stuff or feel like looking it up.
Yes, I'm a nurse but I still have to buy my own expensive, shitty health coverage because the new precarity.