Let get you updated on my situation. First of all, the state that I live in has three kinds of health insurance plans:
- state-run health insurance for people living below the poverty line,
- subsidized health insurance program for people above the poverty line within certain income limits, and
- private health insurance.
As many of you know, I applied for the state-run health insurance, but got denied. Apparently my income level was too high. They also said that I do not qualify for option #2 either. So I had to get a plan from option #3 (private health insurance), which was not cheap at all.
After making sure that I at least had health insurance, I went looking for someone to help me figure out why they said my income level was so high. Call it a math professor’s instinct, but I was sure that something wasn’t right. A friend of mine recommended someone in the financial services department of a local hospital. So I went there armed with the contracts proving how much money that I would get paid in 2013. Sure enough, they made a mistake. If everything goes well, starting next month I will have health insurance from plan #2. I feel better, and my negativity and anxiety has lifted! 😀 It goes to show that one person can make a difference.