I was extremely nervous on Tuesday. For some reason, it hadn't occurred to me yet, but if I lost my job in the next couple of months I wouldn't have health insurance when I have the baby.
Open enrollment for hubby's insurance isn't until October, but I'm due October 4th. No way we'd make it in time (especially if the rascal comes early). I was under the impression that the only way to add or take someone off of a policy is in the case of birth, death, marriage, or divorce. I joked that we could get divorced for a day and then re-marry.
Losing my job is bad enough but the thought of relying on government or Indian health services (God forbid) freaked me out. Thankfully hubby confirmed that losing a job is something that they consider a life changing event and I would be able to sign up on his plan.
All I can say is Thank God.
And all I can think is that our country is screwed if the government nationalizes health care the way Bambi wants.
I was very worried for a good 24 hours, but we would have figured something out. My very last desire is to go on any kind of government health care plan. Who knows what kind of actual care my baby and I would get ... or whether they'd stop my bipolar medication because it's "too expensive". After all, my medication is "life prolonging" (in the sense that I'd probably off myself without it. And governments are all about deciding who gets to live and die now.
When are people going to wake up and realize that government is NOT the solution to their problems!!!??!!!!