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30 Days of Thankful 2014 Edition- Day 3

Monday, November 03, 2014

Day 3- Healthcare

So, I'll start by saying I'm really sorry to those that opposed the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. Obamacare) and I'm especially sorry to those that it screwed over instead of helped. Sincerely, I mean that.

However, for someone like me, this act was a tremendous benefit and great relief. I'd been without healthcare for years and I do have some health issues that need to be monitored. That came out of my pocket quite a bit. Now, I don't have to worry about being on my own with this tennis-ball sized ovarian cyst, or taking it extra super easy with physical activity because I don't have an asthma inhaler, or having to pay $1300 for 3 stitches in my thumb as the result of an unfortunate toothbrush accident. I'm thankful to have peace of mind and someone to care for me medically.

In fact, I need a flu shot and to get to my doctor ASAP about this extraordinarily painful cyst. Called this morning to make an appointment... I'll be seeing my doc Wednesday morning. BOOM! (And I didn't even have to change primary care physicians!) SNAP!

Oh, and for those keeping track- my appointment with my psychologist was canceled last week, so it's been rescheduled for this week. Although, if I end up dropping my chemistry class, I won't be able to see her and will need to find an alternative.


Now with razorblades. (Or at least that's how it feels.)
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  • LUST4LIFE15
    Ugh.....after the midterm elections and now all these threats of appealing the Affordable Healthcare Act! I'm terrified to see what would happen.....what is now affordable for me isn't going to get a rate spike?? If that becomes the case, would have to let it lapse.....and the fear of not being covered is very real.

    I'll just say it looks like the Republicans want to turn back time.....too bad it's to the Dark Ages and not just for daylight savings lol....sigh.
    2351 days ago
  • PICKIE98
    I am glad you like your insurance. Best of luck at the doc's office.
    2354 days ago
  • DSHONEYC
    Yes, I fully understand not being able to afford healthcare and going without for a long period of time. Lucky today I have included with my current job but if ever in the position again, will be totally thankful for the safety net. And, like you, one of my best friends is now able to get coverage after many years of "lack".

    So, take care of yourself and let the system pick up the slack. Good health is precious and I pray for yours!
    2354 days ago
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