Until Vince retired and I had to go on that awful insurance, I would never have dreamed I would be so happy to be turning 65. I’m counting the weeks til I’m off this insurance, and as I make one last trip to Missouri while on the HMO, I pray I don’t need medical attention while I’m out of Texas.
My Medicare supplements have been chosen, checks have been sent. There is light at the end of this long and very dark tunnel.
I’m sure the Affordable Health Care Act helped many but I was not one of them. In 2018, I think I paid a bit over $1,300 per month, was in the hospital for two days in July and they didn’t pay a dime. In fact, I think in the 12 months I will have had them, they’ve never paid a dime.
My cost went down in 2019 and now I pay just a bit less than $1,000 per month. When I had to see the doctor in MO last month, I was treated as an “uninsured” because I had no coverage outside my home network. I still have a hard time believing in this country, there’s coverage (and it’s the only coverage available in Texas for the open market) that does not cover you once you leave your home state but . . I’m just thankful it is something we’ve had to deal with for 12 months and not 12 years!
So, wish me luck . . that I can get back to Texas alive and well. 🙂