This patient got an estimate before surgery. The bill was so much more.
From a planning perspective, Wolfgang Balzer is the perfect health care consumer.
Balzer, an engineer, knew for several years he had a hernia that would need to be repaired, but it wasn’t an emergency, so he waited until the time was right.
The opportunity came in 2018 after his wife, Farren, had given birth to their second child in February. The couple had met their deductible early in the year and figured …