OUr bills aren't so high as many of yours, but they are all out of pocket - no insurance. We're at just under $11k for the first 48hours when my water broke, then at $30k for the 2nd hospital when I finally went in and had c-sec and baby stayed in NICU for 5 days. We're over-income for every assistance program we've tried so far (still waiting to hear back on two of them - you never know). So much for buying our property this year (or next, or the year after that!). As we speak, I am hunting up private insurance for me. Through hubby's work is it is $985 per month, and we simply can't pay that. Just for me (if they'll take me) it will be a little over $200 per month. Other than this blasted water breaking, we NEVER go to the doc, never get sick, have 1-2 injuries per year requiring treatment (football fracture or something like that). We were planning an UC and had been doing UP with no problems. ARGH!
I am wondering, though, if you bills weren't as high becuase they couldn't bill a huge, rich, insurance compnay??