The Views From Your Sickbeds: A Round Up

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by Patrick Appel

Many readers have asked for all the sickbed stories to be put in one place. Here are links to the posts from week one in mostly chronological order:

Can You Give Me A Ride?: I Can't Afford The Ambulance

The Baby Isn't Insured

Watching My Costs Skyrocket

Seizures In Public Places: Avoiding The Ambulance

Your Newborn Son Has A Preexisting Condition

My Insurance Company Got A 96% Discount!

Working For A National Insurance Company: The Payment Process

The $10,000 Cyst

Gold-Plated Insurance: Denying Vaccination To Premature Babies

And here are week two's posts organized by theme:

Not Starting A Small Business Because Of Health Care Costs

HIV And Entrepreneurship

HIV And Entrepreneurship II

What Does That Cost?

A Bankruptcy Lawyer: Opaque Costs Are The Worst Part Of Our Health Care System

Planning A Pregnancy: Trying To Get The Bill Up Front

Electronic Medical Billing Company: Mark Ups For The Uninsured

Authorizing Treatments: The Whole Gory Process

A $15,000 Needle

The $15,000 Needle II: No Incentive For A Surgeon To Save Money

No Incentive For An Emergency Room Physician To Save Money Either

A Small Practice: The Costs Of Getting Approval

Health Savings Accounts: Pro And Con

Plumbing The Depths of Ignorance: Negotiating Health Care Fees And Health Savings Accounts (HSAs)

HSAs: The Case Against

I Loved My HSA

A HSA Salesman: Separating The Healthy From The Sick

Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs): Whose Bottom Line?

HSAs: Group vs. Individual Plans

Odds And Ends:

Advance Health Care Directives: I Want To Go Like Mimi Did

At The VA Hospital: In And Out In 45 Minutes

The Underinsured: Between Full Employment And Medicare

Narcolepsy, Drug Costs, And Work: A Catch 22

Approving, Then Rejecting Coverage

Gastric Bypass: Waiting Ten Years

Gastric Bypass II: Don't Blame Insurance?

Bipolar Disorder And Mental Health: Section 14

Please keep sending your stories to andrew@theatlantic.com. Thanks to everyone for sharing.

(Image by Flickr user Romanlilly)

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