Re: No insurance
Hi, in this country, COBRA insuarnce is possible...they have to offer you continuation of your coverage for 18 months, however you have to pay for it. Dont let your insurance coverage go if you can help it. Unfortunately, once you have a MS diagnosis, you wont be able to get a new insuarnce coverage for up to a year, even if your husband goes back to work. ITs called the pre-existing coverage clause...if u can afford the COBRA coverage until he finds another job, then you wont have a slip up or time lapse in your coverage at all.
Unfortuantely at this time of ecomonic downturn- quitting a job isnt a great idea. If you guys are really financially challenged, you can look for Medicaid coverage which is based on your finances, however it can take up to a year to get.
Keep calling MSlifelines- they might be able to keep you in your drugs- but they wont help with MRis, or blood work. You can talk to the MS socieity to see if anything exists in your area of the country; however, I would start with calling his previous employer's HR person and talk to them about COBRA. Its important. MSers cant be without insurance coverage if they want to continue to have doctors and drugs in their lives....
RRMS- dx 05