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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Health Insurance is a wonderful thing

So after 7 long years I finally have health insurance again and there was much rejoicing.

Oh don't get me wrong, my old jobs offered insurance but the cost was prohibitive so I just got used to not going to a doctor and not having health insurance. It's not a good way to live. I made one ER trip in all those years and it ended up costing me 1500+ even after applying for assistance.  Thank god for payment arrangements.

Well now I have affordable health care and I'm stoked about it. I've been sick off and on for the last 2 weeks or so and I know Capt. Tripps is going around so I thought to myself "fuck it, I am going to the doctor tomorrow" It's so sad that I am this genuinely excited about being able to have the basic ability to go to a doctor when I am not feeling well and not have to pay an exorbitant amount to do it. The doctor I am going to is someone I've been to before and who accepts patients without insurance at a pretty decent rate but it is still than what I could usually afford. This shouldn't be that big of a deal but insurance can be so damned expensive.

I don't understand people who have insurance, especially the uber awesome mega insurance, who never use it. They stay sick, they linger for far longer than should be necessary just because they don't want to go to the doctor. Look going to the doctor isn't fun, I am not a fan and it's been so long since I have had a regular doctor I almost don't remember what it is like but seriously, if you have it, USE IT. Take care of yourself.

You are the only you you get.

3 comments:

  1. Affordable health insurance is such a big deal! That was one of the most important lessons my mother instilled in me...a job wasn't worth it if I couldn't afford their insurance. I am so very glad you've got good coverage now and can take good, consistent care of yourself!

    But...just one more thing. Some of us don't like having pills pushed at us as the be all end all of answers to ailments. Having experienced a sinus infection that wouldn't let go after weeks of misery and 3 rounds of prescription antibiotics from my regular doctor and then going and having ONE 30-minute acupuncture treatment with St. Jude that cured me, I can honestly say sometimes my western medicine insurance-covered doctor ain't going to cut it.

    Still...YAY! I am super glad you are going to now be able to get what you need whenever you need it.

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  2. I'm so glad you have insurance again!

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  3. And when you pay out of pocket like I do? You go to the doctor nearly weekly. For everything short of a hang nail. Gotta make it pay me back somehow....

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