Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Our dear leader Jamie has asked us this morning.."What do you wish to invest in?" I had to think on this for a bit and consider whether to take the literal approach or not...So here goes.
It came down to one big thing...my health. I have told you all before about the dramatic financial drop I experienced when I divorced 12 years back. I went from upper middle class to below the poverty line. Although I do not regret that for a minute, something that was very hard to loose was medical and dental insurance.
During the last 12 years I had both briefly for about 6 months. In Idaho as an adult, to qualify for Medicaid you have to be earning less than $350 a month..basically homeless. The kids are covered completely though which is huge! Even the couple of local clinics ask for money upfront..most of those years I could not even afford that. Care for your mouth is even more scarce than hens teeth here..so my care has been hit and miss at best.
I will be 50 this Fall & am at present very healthy. I have a 6 & 11 year year olds and want to be healthy and here for them! Not to mention my older three daughters! That fact alone worries me sick! I am in tears just writing this! I am trying very hard to get all of my general health concerns taken care of this year. From a full physical to yearly exams. Without insurance I keep running into roadblocks everywhere. I keep plugging away. If I had some insurance it would be a breeze and I would not worry about the quality of care that I am receiving..which I do.. a lot!! So my big wish is to create enough income this year to take that next step up and get medical,dental,vision and life insurance for myself. It is time and I am wickedly tired of worrying about things and not being able to go and get something checked out if I feel the need to do so. I am wishing big here..I wish for enough income this year to be financially stable and cover insurance for myself so I can stay healthy!
Happy Wednesday all..what do you wish to invest in? Namaste, Sarah