Tag Archives: health insurance

on being fine

This post was clearly not written by me, as you will see from the first line, because I see a doctor almost once per week and have for the past year and a half. That means it’s guest-post time again! This … Continue reading

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so which plan are you going with?

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted a guest entry. Betsy, who writes for me today, is my former coworker, former roommate, and friend from Chicago. She’s great, as you’ll see: Before my work switched our benefits plan, they invited us … Continue reading

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roll the dice

I thought I already had my fair share of insurance problems. I have already spent many an hour and many a tear on coordinating the two plans I had when I was diagnosed, on changing to my parent’s plan the first … Continue reading

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generosity

It’s easy to get the idea from living in and driving around LA that human beings, particularly the ones who drive around LA, are rude, unforgiving, frenzied, and sometimes, just plain mean. I think without my realizing it, this experience … Continue reading

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choosing my battles

Because I am choosing my battles today and everyday, I am choosing to write about an aspect of the healthcare system that drives me crazy instead of stressing myself out trying to fix it. In a perfect world I would … Continue reading

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stupid prices

Truth be told, I would much rather fix the health care and health insurance system in this country than pay my medical bills. But the reality is, I still have to pay my medical bills. Remember that scan two weeks … Continue reading

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feeling young

I was prepared for an easy, relaxing PET-CT this morning: after all, it’s my fifth, and I just had one two very short months ago. What I got was one of my worst experiences yet at a doctor’s office. And … Continue reading

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macro issues

I am a good kid. I am responsible, I follow the rules, I turn things in on time. If, statistically speaking, someone was going to have to be diagnosed with neuroendocrine cancer last year, I would be a good candidate … Continue reading

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paying for it

Next week I turn 26, which is the magical age by which our legislators have decided that we must start paying for our own health insurance. Also, I think maybe I can rent a car without paying for extra insurance. … Continue reading

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stuck

I exchanged a few e-mails with a friend from college recently, just saying hi, catching up, talking about plans. He’s been working in Australia for a year and is talking about traveling to New Zealand now, then maybe Thailand, just seeing where the wind … Continue reading

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