One more personal pause before getting back to business here at Hillbilly Quilt Shop.
(I hope!! I have a BUNCH new video subscribers but I cant even talk to make a video!!)
The pneumonia had me up last night all night. It was really rough. I get all bubbly in my chest, like it sounds like I am boiling water or something when I try to breathe. When I went into the ER on Friday and was like this, they could not clear my airways with a breathing treatment and had to give me a couple of shots. (and boy did I feel great after those shots!! I was able to talk and eat!!)
Last night I just got through, but only slept a couple of hours.
I've been to the ER twice with this and it is quite obvious that had I insurance, I would probably be treated differently, and most likey kept a bit so that I can get the pneumonia under control better.
It's not like I haven't tried to get insurance, so I thought I would write this explaining to my friends why I don't have it. If you are just here for Ahhhhs, well they will be back very soon. But no matter what side of the political fence you are on, you might find this interesting. And to me...it's aggravating!
Three years ago I could not walk. I just woke up one morning and my knee didn't work. I couldnt bend it, couldnt put weight on it, I couldnt walk!! I did some phone calls and found out that to be seen in the clinic for the non insured (in this part of MO) then I have to first go through DSS and try to get Medicaid..or be denied Medicaid. So I went through the process. It takes a few weeks. (I still couldn't walk). I was denied Medicaid because I am not pregnant and I do not have a disability, and because my husband works. They told me if my husband quit work...then I can have Medicaid. Yep, they reward you for being a bum. (their reasoning is I can buy insurance through his place of employment but currently I just cannot afford $350 a month).
So fast forward to now...
I have pneumonia. I do not have the time to go through all the denial process again so that I can be seen by the clinic. My husband attempted to sign me up for Obama Care. Guess what? I qualify for Medicaid under the Obama Care plan. So..they say, I should get insurance. But since it is up to MO..and Mo says I can't get it then..I don't have insurance. At least the plus side is, I cannnot be penalized for not having insurance as I have tried.
So why not just pay the $350 a month? Well last year we made $29,000. That's a lot of money for us to choke up when we have to pay rent and for so many meds for my husband!!! And boys to feed! And my husband misses a lot of work time due to being ill. And...I can't even sign up for it until open enrollment in October. By then I guess I'll have to figure a way to work the fabric shop that much harder, I don't know. I want to scale it back...its wearing me down. I have designs to sew for the book!!
Ugh I dont know. For now...I just will deal with my pneumonia best as I can, and if it gets really bad again, I'll try a new hospital I guess.
And that is my insurance story. Phooey on it!