Friday, March 20, 2015

Bills that could give you a heartattack LOL!

Goodmorning everybody!

Yeah, yesterday we had a bill in the mailbox, that by opening it caused a reaction of unbelieve.
Every year we have to pay, what they call, an own risk percentage on medicins on top of the  health insurance premiums. So every time as we have to go to the drugstore for our necessary medicins some time later we receive a bill from the health insurance company. Most of the time it are not too high bills, but yesterday it was a real substantial sum. Looking through it, it was one of Jan's medicins, but there is no mention for which one. Jan right away was angry and calling a bit names, declaring that all medicins should be payed by the insurance company, etc.etc. and I better don't try to explain it once again to him, that till we reach the "own risk"amount we will have to pay a percentage.
I advised him we should go to the drugstore to inform for which medicin we had to pay so much.
So we did and now we know and he can talk about it with hs specialist on his appointment in april, to see if there is another brand or type of medicin that will do the same work, but will be much cheaper.
All have to pay the own risk per person of € 375,00 a year, which a lot of money.
One good thing is that Jan already is almost on 2/3 of this amount and after next time he will have his medicins at the drugstore, we still will have to pay a sum, but then after he will have them "free".
But it's no miracle that many people are getting into financial difficulties with health premiums and that own risk. Specially with the crisis still going on and an immense amount of unemplued, who just have a very basic income.

After the visit at the drugstore we went to the voting for the Provincial government stuff.
The location for it was very near, but it wasn't a pleasant walk, because the weather was cold, cloudy, even a bit of mist, and cold wind. Quite a difference to the day before.

Yesterday I did a little shopping and home again I changed the bedsheets, always a "heavy"work, but happy again that's done.

Today I will have to make a phonecall to know when I will have to go to an information day about a volunteer job. I was there last week and the lady sadi she would mail me for details but till now I didnt receive anything. So I better try to contact here to know if it is still on or not.

This afternoon Jan will leave again for his volunteer job, so I will have to think about what I will have as dinner. I am sure i will come up with something that is quick, easy, and tasty. Don't want to spend long time in the kitchen today.
I am always trying to plan a bit ahead during the week for dinner, which sometimes even works well LOL. Sunday I will make real dinner, although Jan has to work then too and will be home at about half past seven in the evening, so we will have dinner rather late. But I think I will try a recipee I found for a kind of pork steaks. Normally I make a stew with them, to get them tender, but now I've found somewhere a recipee that will take not too much time and looks delicious.
I will try it out first and when the result is good, I will give you the recipee.

Perhaps I will make a quick visit to town centre early afternoon, I am in need of some knitting wool for the project I am working on. Hopefully the shop in town will still have the color I need.
I think I will not linger very long there, till now weather isn't looking great. Perhaps I will pop into a new store there of which Jan told me. They seem to have lots of nice clothing there for a real low price.
If I see a nice sweater I might be tempted to buy it( I can do with a few new ones), although to be honest I cannot spend very much money at the moment. Specially not with all those "surprise bills"coming in. Oh well, all will be sorted out and done with in time somehow, I guess.

What about an freebie, or even two? I was right the other day about Arlene's add-on for the From the Sewing Room kit. I didn;t make the preview yet and no upload. But I took care of that yesterday and also have here fantastic clusters for the Friends in Secret kit. By the way, Arlene has a new freebie for you on her blog, and also a new kit on Etsy, so pop in there to have a look.
Okay, time for me to get a little bit active, so I leave you with the wish for a wonderful weekend!

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Edna B said...

Good morning Kyra. I have to agree with Jan that all our medicines should be paid for by the insurance. Our country gives so much expensive medicines away free to other countries and to all the illegals who keep coming into the country, and yet the rest of us are desperately trying our best to pay the wicked high prices that we are being charged for these very same medicines. We pay taxes and insurance our whole life, so it seems only fair that the insurance cover the cost for all our medicines.

Later today and tonight and tomorrow we are expecting more snow then some rain. Gosh!!! Today is supposed to be Spring.

No point in ranting. What will be will be. I think I'll try to finish up this newest afghan today before it is time to go food shopping later with Joe.

First though, I need to find something tasty for Pogo and me to have for lunch. I hope the sun comes out soon in your area. I can't wait to see what is growing in your garden.

You have a wonderful day my friend. Hugs, Edna B.

Corrine Corbin said...

I sympathize with you on the medicines. I've got a sizeable bill with the VA that is getting harder to pay. I keep paying what I can and they are happy with that. Some day I'll pay them off or actually get a new medical card and force them to rebill everything back to 2009. That should fix it all. Just keep a good outlook and you'll make it through! Hope Jan is feeling better.

Thanks to Arlene for the pretty cluster & frames.

Stacey said...

thanks so much to both you and Arlene. these are beautiful! I hope the weather improves, and that no more surprise bills come in the mail. those are defintely not fun! Hope the rest of your weekend is enjoyable!

Linda said...

Hello and Thank you for these lovely downloads.
It can be really hard sometimes when you get surprise bills. It is hard enough to organise payments for things you know you have to pay for.
I hope you and Jan are able to sort it all out.
Sometimes I wonder if our elected political leaders really know how hard it is to manage on low incomes when they seem to always have high incomes...

VJ's Scrap Room said...

Good afternoon Kyra:)
Well.. I have finally caught up on your blog.:)Sounds like you are really keeping busy lately. Me too! I started Spring cleaning early. Got my closets cleaned and organized and also the office. YAY!! I am going to try to downsize and give some of the things I don't use to the thrift stores.Just hope I don't forget I gave them to them and buy them again when I go shopping.LOL
Thank you and Arlene for sharing your lovely kits and clusters with me.:)Love them!!
Hoping you and Jan have a marvelous Spring and your garden grows nicely.:)Would love to see the results!!

Huge hugs my friend!

Mat's Merry Memoirs said...

Wow, I have been so remiss in visiting and collecting the beautiful kits and gifts from Arlene, but now I think I am caught up. Got a bit of Spring Fever and had to steam clean my floors and then shine them and dust and vacuum and wash bedding and throw rugs, I really haven't had time, but the things I do daily just don't clean as deep as I like, but the part time job will end in about 3 weeks so I will have more time....LOL!
So fun reading and catching up with you and now I need to visit with Miss Edna...Not enough hours in the day anymore, or I am just getting slower! ROFL! You and Jan have a terrific week ahead and thanks again for the kit and the lovely gifts from Arlene. Hugs to ya my friend. Mat