A little over two years ago I was part of an elite group known as "The Insured of America." We had excellent full coverage insurance through Teamsters which included dental AND vision for about the same cost to us monthly as a week's worth of Venti Lattes. Then inappropriately on April Fool's Day came the news that the mom and pop trucking company was shutting down after over 50 years in existence.
We spent the next 30 "covered" days scrambling to get our medical affairs in order. Begging Drs to write new prescriptions for generic equivalents to be redeemed at Walmart for $4. Squeezing in office visits and medical tests where we could. Dentists, optometrists and lab visits, such were our days that April.
Cobra was available but unaffordable and even that only covered 18 months. We're too young for Medicare, too "wealthy" for Medicaid and too "poor" to pay out of pocket for a decent private medical plan. That's when the crap shoot began, and I still pray, please let's not roll snakes eyes.
So as one of millions of Americans without health insurance, I'm very interested in learning more about this new hot topic health reform plan. The comments I have read so far have been mostly negative and I have no time to read and comprehend all 1018 pages of the proposed plan. I want to hear both the pros and cons. Therefore as today's assignment, I'm inviting my readers to submit a guest post regarding this very important issue OR send me links to posts you've written or come across in the Blogosphere. I'll feature as many as possible here on The Avenue between now and Wednesday August 12th.
Class dismissed. Go spread the word. And as always anyone with knowledge of a full time logistics opening with benefits is encouraged to contact me.