I have always had a healthy respect for health insurance and always been grateful when I've had employers who offer it. That could never be more true than now. Billings and insurance explanations of benefits have been coming in regularly, but most haven't been too notable. I was a bit shocked at my first PET scan billing, over fourteen thousand dollars. I felt really lucky to have the health insurance then. But that pales in comparison to the billing that just came in for the actual surgery. Holy expensive Batman! Around a hundred grand for my trouble. And we only owe a hundred dollars, a fraction of a fraction. This is nuts. I claim no understanding of insurance billings and medical costs, and I'm not the political sort to be more than nominally aware of related legislation. But I don't want to try to imagine going through this with those kinds of bills hanging over my head. My complete sympathy goes out to those who do. And another reason I feel blessed despite the circumstances.