My first bill for my new hearing aids arrived yesterday. It's now right up there alongside my student loan payment as something I'll be paying off for several years - but I only have five for my hearing aids. I'm so happy we were able to do Care Credit, or I would never have been able to afford them.
It's funny - while discussing my upcoming purchase a few months ago, no one I spoke to could believe that insurance wouldn't cover hearing aids. And I don't understand it, either. They are relatively cheap devices (compared to some lab tests, hospital stays and other medical devices that insurance covers) that last awhile (again, compared to other medical expenses) and can provide extremely improved quality of life for people. If someone is hearing impaired, wants to do something about it and can't, it projects into every other area of their life, and I know that stress can cause other medical conditions.
Just some heavy thinking early this morning, I guess.