I just received the insurance statement for Big R's December dental bill. I don't remember all she had done. The problem is that there are NO children's dentists on our insurance policy. It's been a couple years, so I should check again but last time I called our insurance they did not have any in-network children's dentists. The insurance won't cover the laughing gas and they'll only pay up to certain amounts for dental work. And this dentist is expensive. She's also one of the greatest dentists I've ever met and has amazing energy and patience with the kids.
So......... The total bill for December was $1361.00. The insurance paid $736.60.
We owe $624.40! Ouch.
I think I'll be going back through the tax return and cutting back on a few things we had planned to spend the money on to come up with extra money to pay this bill.