Anyone know of a good inexpensive Health Insurance company for self employed people? - Posted by Jim IL
Posted by Jim IL on November 28, 1999 at 14:35:58:
Wow, what a weekend. You all know about my pending divorce, (well, not filed “yet”, I’m going monday to do that.)since she has not done it as of now.
This weekend was my first holiday weekend alone, and what an experience it turned out to be.
I am an asthmatic, and have regular attacks, but not BAD ones, unless I’m stressed out.
Which I am right now.
Anyway, Friday, I had probably the worst attack in a while, and when I called my doctor to find out what to do I found out my health insurance was cancelled and had been for a few weeks.I was on my wifes policy, and she took me off the thing. (gee, you think three weeks ago when she left she was planning this before that?)
Anyway, I wound up holding off on medical care for a few hours because I do not have the funds to pay for it.
To make a long story shorter, I wound up having to call an ambulance and goto the E.R., where I quit breathing, and had to be put on a machine and put unconcious. Not a fun time at all. Only good news is that I do not remember any of it.
So, as a result, I was admited to ICU and just got home a few minutes ago. I also had to pay for all my prescriptions with CASH, and am now out $500. Cannot wait to get that hosoital bill!
So, obvioucly I NEED insurance, and basically need a policy that will give me a good break on prescriptions, and emergency room visits. I can handle the major medical IF I get the other stuff, because then I’ll have drugs to treat myself and keep me from needing ICU.
I need a company that will service Illinois. I was given info a while back, and they would not service me here, and also would have charged more than my wifes COBRA policy from her former employer. So, we went with that for all of us.
So, any input is appreciated.
And YES, the money I HAD to spend for her cancelling my insurance PRIOR to even filing for divorce will be asked for her to pay in the divorce, but in the mean time, I NEED coverage.
Thanks all, and hope your having a better weekend than me,