About Me

Twenty years ago I asked a Tarot card reader what would I be doing when I was 50. She replied, “I see you doing something so wildly creative, it defies a job title.” Only recently did I realize that was a slick way of saying, “I have no idea of what you’ll be doing.” But that prediction kept me charging ahead to the fifties with zeal and anticipation. Now that the future is today, I’m ready for anything!

When Health Insurance
Is No Health Insurance

I took Wyatt to the Lenscrafters in Rochester, Minnesota for an eye exam and a new pair of glasses, paying in full with my own funds. The Lenscrafters guy seemed surprised to come across a customer with no health insurance in the land of the Mayo Clinic.

But apparently, even people who have health insurance in reality have no health insurance, because it’s too costly to access.

Just for the heck of it, I shopped around for a family health insurance plan. The cheapest I found was $383 a month with a deductible of $15,000.

In other words, pay $400 a month and coverage doesn't kick in until you've had a catastrophic illness.

There was a fast-moving flu at school, a flu that hit Wyatt and then me. For the flu, there’s not much that a doctor can do except say “Rest and drink fluids.” But the idea of kids attending public school who may or may not have private health insurance is a huge disconnect. One solution would be to abolish public school, which is what the far-right element wants to do. Another solution would be public health coverage. I vote for the latter.

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1 comment:

  1. @1ideaatatime had a spot-on tweet: “People don’t want health insurance. People want health care.” Read their blog about zero unemployment, health care for all, and leaving no one behind here:



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