Monday, November 24, 2014

The Cost of Assurance

Today I learned that assurance can be expensive.

Our crazy, rambunctious 2.5 year old busted his lip on the playground. We didn't know if we should take him to the ER or not. We did because we wanted to "be sure." 

So we took him and they gave him a Popsicle and sent us home. That is by far the most expensive Popsicle I've ever purchased. 

Even though we felt a little silly, my wife and I were not mad that we took him to the ER. Because of the many times we go to the Doctor or ER or wherever, we are really paying for a feeling. A feeling of assurance that our Son is okay, healthy, going to get better, etc. And the cost of that feeling can be expensive but for us is totally worth it.

In fact, the cost of not knowing, watching, waiting, wondering if we should have etc can cost a lot too. Maybe not in money but in time, energy, worry, stress and the like. 

So we payed our copay and will get a bill from our insurance. We will attribute it to the time that Beau majorly busted his lip and got a Popsicle in the ER. But deep down we will know, even if we don't talk about it or even think about it, that we just wanted to be able to say that we did the best we knew how to do to make sure our son is healthy. 

It may be expensive, but its something that you can't put a price on. 

So thankful for insurance, ERs, doctors, nurses, Popsicles and the ability to afford each. 

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