..... with No Insurance...
Well, I thought my asthma was gone, or at least under such control that I have had absolutely no symptoms in about two years now.
Well, past couple of nights I developed the wheezy symptoms of asthma at sunset that last through the night. Not so bad I cannot breathe but can tell with exertion of any kind, doing my Aerobics after lifting weights, power walks, treadmill and step machine out of the question. I have been trying to think what would suddenly trigger this. I have been very active for well over a year now with no problems at all. Eating healthy and no sudden change there at all. Canyon hikes I have been doing for several years almost every late afternoon/early evening with husband with no problems for a very long time never a problem there either.
Well, in the meantime our insurance ran out and can not afford insurance at all right now. We have looked into so many different plans and all want well over 1000.00 a month just for my husband and I.
I have looked into the Medi-Cal and other help options and they all say we make too much to qualify. So, looks like cash out of pocket. I am heading to a Minute Clinic run in those Rite-Ade shops in hopes of just getting a quick check up so I can get an inhaler. Did a lot of price shopping this morning to find best prices and they are lower than any of the clinics around us by far. I was going to go to local Urgent Care but they want over 160.00 deposit. Then they bill you more when all is said and done and will not give discount on medications from what they told me.
Trying to find affordable healthcare when uninsured and overqualified for help is frustrating to say the least!
I will update this when I get done with the Minute Clinic to let you all know what I think: Worth it, good care, actual help...etc...