Since healthcare in the U.S. is so expensive, most parents are understandably worried about how to pay the medical costs for something as serious as CHD.
When you are busy learning about the diagnosis, the idea of talking with your health insurance at the same time may be overwhelming. However, it’s critical that you find out what your insurance will pay and what costs will be your responsibility.
Concerns about money may or may not initially seem as important as concerns about your child’s well-being, but the cost of healthcare is a practical and real issue that families should deal with as soon as possible. Waiting to find out about your costs will only add to your stress.
You can start by getting some basic information about your health insurance. As you learn more about the care your child will require and where they will get treatment, you can get an estimate of what you can expect to pay. Your physician or hospital may have financial counselors or others who can help advise you through this process.