Medical Expenses

This is my dear friend Walt and he could really use your help right now with some of his medical expenses. I’m sure all of us can forgo at least a cup of coffee this week and donate $5. What do you think? Let’s see how many of us can join together and help him meet his goal. He’s only got 3 people who have helped him so far, and I think we can certainly beat that! 😉

Walt's Writings

I am having total knee replacement of my right knee on Tuesday, September 26, 2017. The surgeon has told me that it will require a hospital stay of 2-3 days. Medicare will cover only 80% of the costs and my Blue Cross supplemental Advantage Plan requires copays of $300 per day for the hospital stay and $325 for the surgery. Each follow up with the orthopedic surgeon is a $40 copay.  The recovery period for this surgery at my age is 6-8 weeks.

The surgeon has also informed me that I will need 6 weeks of physical therapy, 2-3 times per week. My copay for each physical therapy visit will be $40, which amounts to $$80-$120 per week for 6 weeks which will amount to $480-$720 total. My wife Susan is taking family medical leave for 5 weeks and 3 weeks of that will be unpaid leave, which amounts to…

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