There are always stumbling blocks. I am edging ever closer to the job I’m really excited about, but now healthcare threatens it. I’m in America now, the land of horrible coverage. Because I am well below the poverty line at this time, I qualify for what amounts to free care. If I get this job, however, I will only qualify for reduced care.
What does that mean? Copays on meds and doctor visits, and a monthly insurance premium out of pocket. Work one job, barely afford necessities. Work two jobs, lose health coverage. I have two chronic conditions that require expensive medication. Neither will spontaneously go away if I get the second job.
This has me in a tizzy. My best friend reminded me that I haven’t got the job yet, but I’m just trying to be proactive. Too bad finding out information about copays and premiums is bloody impossible outside of the ‘enrolment period.’ America must consider itself the land of the healthy, because it’s almost impossible to afford healthcare.