as you all know of now about all the americans who have lost their health insurance. I am one of thoes people because I dont work..and my husband is also but he works thank goodness he is healthy but if he gets sick or hurt on the job??? We found out that alot of employers dont even offer health insurance with the job now days cause they cant afford the insurance either..then some do the catch? it would cost my husband 900 ben's a WEEK to cover just him and me..no kids through his job now. well needless to say that is way beyond our pocket books. (the office salared employees all have this insurance) he is hourly employee. and, he does good to support the both of us and yes I feel like a hugh burden on him... Stress
Anyway, last night watching the news I heard Hilliry clinton is calling for universal health insurance. OH MY! would'nt it be great if america could offer desent afffordable health care to its people?
Anyway I recently had to "fire" my doctor and seek another one. reason's for firing my doc was because I could not understand her.. the other reason is she gave me enough pills to fly me to the moon and back with out ever leaving my living room floor. The positive about this doctor was It only cost me 20 bucks to pay upfront for my visits which helped ALOT! so changing doctors was not an easy decission based on finanancial reasoning.
New doc..seems caring and interested in my health? first visit cost me a whopping 115.00 up front..ouch!!! humm one visit down.
since then went to er due to chest pain. not a heart attack but was told to get a stress test done..new doc office called me and said that the local hospital would not do the stress test because I had no insurance!!
that I needed to call the hospital and talk to them about it. how ashamed that made me feel..
so, I call and was told that the stress test would cost me 2200.00 but since I had no insurance they would knock off 60%. and IF I could pay that off in a month they would knock off another 2% ending ballance would be 836.00.
I inturuped the lady then and said: sayyyyy whaaaaatttt! nope, not gonna happen I will just take my chances right? well, the lady then mentioned finacial planning something or the other and all I had to do was fill out a form and once approved they would secudule the stress test for me to do. if not approved I am sure that stress test will never be done.. more stess
my thoughts are: she already knew that I had no insurance..why did she not mention the financial planing help right up front?
and she knew I was supposed to get a stress test done..are these people told to stress non insured people out more?? geeze even if I didnt have a problem with my heart I would have said I did and be truthfull about it when she told me how much this test would cost me.
it is sooo amazing that so many other people now are left with no health insurance.. our local news chanel is more worried about changing a street name and people wearing their pants down below their hinny where their underware shows..Hello!!!! this is old news!!! and the fad is all but fad out anyway!!! our governer??? well he is wanting somebody, anybody that has a red cedar tree to donate it to him so's he can have a pretty christmas tree for out side his house this christmas..crap I dont have time to grow one for him now!!! LOL ..I think he even wants it to be 32-34 feet high??? ok...well I am sure you can guess what I think about our local news and governer by now. LOL
just stressed out and disgusted.
Blue, was that you that posted about breathing tricks..could you repete that for me please cause I could sure use it today.