Politicians and Insurance

One of the benefits I have is working for the state is supposed to have better benefits and insurance.  When I started working for the state, I never paid for anything. Since Act 10 was sent through, I've lost pay and benefits.  Last year when my husband and I both had health issues, I ended up … Continue reading Politicians and Insurance

Medical Bills

It's been a rough year for us with urgent care and emergency room visits, doctor's appointments, tests, and procedures.  Last year our co-pays were lower and a few years ago, we rarely saw a bill with our insurance.  We paid our premiums and co-pays and the insurance paid the rest.Unfortunately that isn't the case.  Ken … Continue reading Medical Bills

It’s a Racket

Unfortunately I'm not talking about tennis or badminton.  And yest before you read further - you should probably know this is going to end up being a rant.My husband went to the doctor for his checkup and was told - you must get tested for Hep C.  He's not at risk for it, has none … Continue reading It’s a Racket

Updates

The insurance came back early and not with good news.  They aren't going to pay for anything with my scooter.  I could fight it but don't really feel I have the time.  I'm waiting for my doctor to get back from vacation to see if he will write a letter for the folding scooter in … Continue reading Updates

Five Vials of Blood

Five vials of blood - my rheumatology appointment got moved up to this week.  Of course she ordered blood tests and x-rays.  After seeing her, I went to have all this extra work done.  They took five vials of blood from me.  I asked the woman if she was leaving any which made her laugh. … Continue reading Five Vials of Blood

Insurance Companies

My daughter takes a very expensive medication – like $500 a month.  When she got her own insurance, the company refused to pay for it.  Their logic was that there were less expensive drugs out there that she could try.  They told her that for them to pay for this expensive drug then she would … Continue reading Insurance Companies

Rip Off

My daughter has no insurance.  She qualifies for none of the programs that help people with no insurance because she lives at home.  Maybe we should just kick her out?  I don’t think so.  Johnson and Johnson produces one of the medications – the very expensive medication – she takes.  They have a program which … Continue reading Rip Off

Took the Plunge

We bought a minivan.  We found a really good deal and I like it a lot.  We signed the paperwork and got the insurance set up Monday.  We turned over a large check and got the van.  Ken cleaned out the garage so I can still park it in the garage.  There is a garage … Continue reading Took the Plunge

Buying a Car

I hate car shopping.  It is complicated and has more impact on the budget than most people consider.  Not only do you have to think about what you are paying for the car, how much it is worth, and what your payments will be but you also have to think about how much your insurance … Continue reading Buying a Car

Politics…

There is so much going on in our political world right now.  Perhaps I should say there is so much going on in our political world that I am appalled and disappointed about.  Women’s issues:  The Supreme Court which is supposed to be impartial and fair, just ruled that women were not allowed to have … Continue reading Politics…