We think we might have our insurance problem solved! Wednesday afternoon, I got a phone call from our insurance agent telling us that he had been told that the University of Michigan started participating with our new insurance on June 1st. I checked online and as far as I could tell, the pediatric cardiologists were listed as participating and so was the hospital, but the surgeons were not. I called the social worker at the U of M and she said that she would look into it. I got an email from her today that U of M started participating on July 1. I am assuming that our problem getting accurate information is due to the timing of the change.
Because we have not yet received our new insurance and are not able to check the exact policy and what we will be facing, we are still guarded. Things do look very promising though.
Phil and I would like to thank everyone for their help. We have had friends, family, colleagues, friends of friends, etc. giving us ideas. All of this information has been incredibly helpful. Come to find out, there are programs for middle income people facing these situations, but you usually don't find out about them until your child's treatment begins. We have gotten a great deal of help from our insurance agent, Dan Urich, from our State Representative Dave Hildenbrand and his assistant Jen and our social worker at U of M, Barb Shaltis. There is no way that we could list all of the other people that have helped us out over these past few weeks. You know who you are and we will never forget what you have done for us!