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Image just flashed into my mind

August 24th, 2016 at 09:57 pm

I've just imagined myself biting an insurance executive. See the title of my last blog entry, August 19, for an explanation. Bwah-ha-ha-ha.

This evening reading anecdotes from people whose insurance did not cover rabies treatment has sapped my energy.

I had my third vaccination today and am scheduled for one more in a week.

Rabies vaccine not covered by insurance

August 19th, 2016 at 08:04 pm

I guessed wrong. Neither the rabies vaccine nor the rabies immune globulin are covered by my insurance. The CDC says,"Although the cost varies, a course of rabies immune globulin and four doses of vaccine given over a two-week period typically exceeds $3,000." The people at the Emergency Department told me they thought it was about $1000 per dose and there are five doses total. (Two were given in ER, one of them split into 8 injections.)

They also re-upped me on the tetanus vaccine in ER. I know my insurance has paid for that before. I always keep tetanus up to date since I do get cuts, scrapes, pokes, and stabs in the garden all the time. It had been 7 years since the last tetanus shot. Used to be they said a ten year span was sufficient, but they lowered it for people who have likely exposures (Tetanus is a soil bacterium.)

Send calming vibes, please

August 17th, 2016 at 08:37 am

It looks like I have to get rabies shots. I'm quite nervous; think I'm raising my blood pressure very high. Going to doctor in a few minutes. Possibly a bat bite. Will practice my calming breathing technique.

I'm just going to say it:

December 12th, 2015 at 07:12 pm

I'm worried about savingadvice.com

Are you?