So when Lily's neurosurgeon was recommending Sammy get an MRI done to make sure he didn't have a brain tumor, I was thinking to myself "DEFINITELY! Even if insurance won't pay for it." But now that we actually got it done and we have just received the bill my whole perspective changed or at least the attitude of 'at any cost' went right out the window. Even though insurance is paying for a large chunk of the procedure our share is still a pretty hefty sum. So when I go to pay the bill I will just have to recall my very first response of 'at any cost' and be thankful that Sammy is healthy and sacrifice a few pedicures, hair colorings and that new Gucci purse I've been wanting ;-) With all the hospital and specialist bills that we are receiving I often wonder how people without insurance handle having an illness or having a dependent with an illness. Hopefully Pres. Obama's new health care proposals will actually bring down the cost of health care. We'll just have to wait and see.