My Healthcare Journey Before Obamacare

Being uninsured sucks.

It sucks even more when you are in your mid forties and unemployed.

Yet, as we've all been told, in order to remain healthy you have to have your yearly exams---preventative maintenance for your body.  A tune up so to speak.

In case you didn't know, unemployment = COBRA.  COBRA = Expensive health insurance premiums.

When you can't pay the expensive COBRA premiums, that leads to being uninsured.

What do you do if you have no money, no insurance and need to go to the doctor for a checkup?  Hell, what do you do if a major medical emergency happens?

You know what you do?

Share your dilemma with a trusted medical professional (i.e. your doctor) and pray that he or she is as knowledgeable and compassionate as mine.

Without her, my pre-Obamacare journey to basic healthcare never would have happened.

While the process was more involved than choosing an insurance plan at work and took more time, at least I was able to receive preventative care.

The affordable health care act may make this program moot, but in the event your healthcare shit hits the fan one day you may need to know how to do this.

And I'm here to help.


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