Brad, how much will I get in my national salary package? Seriously, I'm eyeball deep in resumes and applications and cover letters trying to find a job here in a seriously depressed job market. NO income now, and savings wiped out as of this month. And not much of a safety net these days for someone like myself who is competing with all those fresh young recent grads.
Anyway, I haven't really had any time to think about the health care system, and haven't had ANY insurance for three years now. I finally got my 17 year old on a policy last week.
But iF you're over 19 and under 60, you're out of luck when it comes to any medical insurance or assistance, even if you've paid into this amazing system one way or another since you were 18. Yippee, I only have two more years to wait until they say I can qualify. After searching all possibilities, I finally came up with a policy that will be affordable if I get a job, where the State/Feds will pay up to 95% of the premium once I find someone who'll cover me. Sounds great, eh?
Catch 22...most insurance carriers want to eliminate anything relating to pre-existing conditions. A biggie for me, with well-documented high blood pressure and two leaky heart valves, not to mention herniated disks and 'mild' arthritis symptoms. *sigh* So if you guys have some ideas that will work, I'd be more than happy to babysit this new thread whenever I can. I don't even care what they call it or who runs it anymore, as long as there is SOMETHING reasonable for the millions like myself who find themselves with no medical coverage of any kind, and a failing job market to boot.
Hey, when can I sign up for my Social Security checks? LOL, Even though I don't believe the $$$ per month I've earned will pay the rent these days.
Howz that for a running rant? LOL