So I was laid off about 3 weeks ago from a great job with great benefits....company closed the doors very unexpectedly. Bummer.
I am now in the boat that so many unfortunate diabetics find themselves in: that sh*tty boat of zero insurance. I have an option to do COBRA, of course....for a mere $550/month. Seeing as I'll be on unemployment for the unforseeable future which will rake in a whopping $1800 a month (before taxes), its really starting to freak me out thinking about paying that much for the insurance premium. And I'm getting realllllly sick of hearing friends tell me "Oh Jen, just go to ehealthinsurance.com and find a new plan! I did, mines soooo much cheaper!" Must be nice to go thru life w/o a pre-existing condition in America, eh?
End of rant. Sorry...so the point is, has anyone found ANY kind of insurance in the US (specifically I'm in Southern California) that would take a type 1 diabetic? Honestly at this point, I do have quite a few supplies (enough to last me almost a year, I'm a hoarder) so even getting insurance that didn't cover my diabetes but didn't cost me half my 'paycheck' would be so great until I can find another job.
Thanks in advance for any help, guys.....:)