Wednesday, April 11, 2012
I'm Still Here
I gave up waiting on the AARP insurance papers and called them on the phone and gave them my vitals...sorry Charlie, AARP only takes the healthiest people. After some more searching, I determined that nobody except my school retirement folks would even offer me health insurance. So I had to go with the high-priced plan. All of my retirement income plus somewhere around $600 of my wife's will be going to pay for it. Still haven't gotten the first billing...sort of nervous about that.
My plan went into effect April 1st and I renewed all of my prescriptions for about $100 co-pay. I sat down with the bills and added up the actual cost before the insurance and the price would have been about $150 less than what my premiums amount to...so I guess I'm sort of breaking even. Why do I still feel it's WAY too much money?
I've started collecting my unemployment benefits from ODJFS, that's a little consolation also. Just got notified yesterday that I have to attend a mandatory four hour meeting on job hunting next week. Oh joy. I've also been sending out resumes to potential employers, no responses yet.
My wife is still pursuing the cataract surgery and surgical weight loss and has at least one doctor's appointment scheduled every week for the next month and a half, some weeks two or three appointments. All of them involve a drive of between 50 and 200 miles, depending on the doctor. At 14 mpg, my old truck is sucking up a good portion of our income also.
Ah, such is life. Sooner or later I'll get over it.