A Bold New World!

I have insurance cards in my pocket. One for healthcare, one for vision, one for alternative medical treatments.

I got them last week – Friday, a week ago exactly – and I realized over time it opened a bold, brave new world for me.

When I lost my last full-time job, I lost the insurance they provided shortly therein. COBRA, if you don’t know, is freaking EXPENSIVE. I couldn’t handle it. I’d just lost my job, after all. So after the initial 30 days they give you, I had to cancel it.

No more insurance, healthcare for the kids, wife… nothing.

  • I can’t let the kids play too rough because if one of them gets hurt…
  • I have to be careful, not slip, fall, nothing…
  • I can’t get treatment if I have a severe asthma attack…
  • I can’t take a chance on getting a sinus headache – or God forbid, a sinus infection – because…

The list goes on and on. But God took care of us. We had nothing more severe than the flu come through our house. We have never had any sort of incident with our car. I just changed the oil for the first time in a couple of years the weekend before last. It’s pretty amazing.

But a lot of folks don’t look at small miracles and recognize them. All I know is now, I have the insurance, but you know what? I don’t feel any safer than I did before. I still think we’re protected by a much stronger coverage than I can get from any agency with a logo and address in New York city.

It’s nice to know it’s there though. And I will never forget where it came from.



8 thoughts on “A Bold New World!

  1. You’re right, we miss the miracles of everyday life, and that even in the hardest of times, we are protected and blessed in so many ways.

    I can’t speak for all of us, Damyanti, but for us, the blessings over the last year have been obvious, even if I didn’t see them at the time. 🙂

  2. A Day in the Life of the Darcs

    DarcKnyt returns home from work;

    DarcKnyt: Honey, I’m home. And I got medical insurance!
    DarcsFalcon: I’ll book booster shots for the children tomorrow.
    DarcKnyt: While you’re at it, lipo for me and a boob job for you.
    DarcsFalcon: Excuse me?
    DarcKnyt: That’s right. I’m gonna be thin and you gonna have real big cans.

    Sounds awesome to me, bud! Let’s get ‘er done!

  3. I’m so used to Canadian health care, it’s mind-boggling to imagine not being able to get care for a severe asthma attack. You might have to wait for a few hours in the ER, but when its finally your turn, they let you in. Well, I sure am glad to hear that you have earthly insurance again.

    Don’t be misled. Anyone in this country has access to health care when they need it. Emergency rooms don’t turn patients away for not having insurance. They are obligated to provide treatment by law in some cases. But I can now go see a regular doctor on a semi-regular basis for ills and spills and chills which I had to tough out before. 🙂

    • Really? That Michael Moore movie, I forget the title, seemed to indicate that some folks were SOL in terms of health care in the grand old U.S. of A.

      Uh-huh. Michael Moore, sweetie, is a lying P.O.S. with big mouth, HUGE gut and SMALL brain. (That, of course, is MY opinion, and I’m not trying to step on any toes here.) I think a lot of people might THINK they can’t get treatment, but NO ONE in the US who can reach a hospital is SOL.

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