Right off the bat, let me say that I think our health insurance system is horrible and awful in more ways than I can count.
But with all the medical issues we've had in the past few months, I am sure thankful we have insurance.
Ryan works with an insurance company (as an accountant) so we happen to have really rockin' insurance at the moment. When he signed on in June, I was 30-some weeks pregnant, and we knew that we would need a good plan. I think we're going for less coverage come January, because the price of insurance is just absurd. But whatever... this is a thankful post, so I won't get into that ;)
So we knew we had a baby coming in August... but we didn't know Henry would break his arm or that I'd be back in the hospital with kidney stones.
Both of those incidents would have buried us.
My kidney stones included a days worth of IV fluids, meds and lab tests in the ER.
Henry's broken arm included x-rays up the wazoo, his soft cast, his hard cast, the removal of his cast, and more x-rays.
We got the bills for both of these, and thanked the Lord we had insurance!
Soooo... yes, insurance is expensive, complicated and frustrating. But I am thankful we are able to have it.