Hey there everybody.
I belonged to Tudiabetes many years ago and enjoyed being part of a community of diabetics who just–got it. But, I didn’t stay for very long. The reason? No idea.
Anyway, I am working an emotionally and physically draining job that pays very little. I want to quit. I have viable options including, working two part time jobs from 4pm to 10pm and eventually going back to school. Even better, one of the jobs is working from home. But here’s the catch–neither provide health insurance (because why would they?) but my current full time job does.
I’ve heard terrible things about private health insurance. I’ve heard people not have a single issue and highly recommend it. I fear that calling a private health care provider, I will be met with “We can’t give you prices of those meds without an order” or “WE HAVE TOP NOTCH CARE FOR DIABETICS!” only to find out that I’m screwed by high costs and lack of care.
I’m looking for real advice. Not from typical people who never have to see a doctor, let alone a specialist every three months. The only place I could think of reaching out was here, where people go through the same thing I go through every second of every day.
So, without further adieu, I desperately need help figuring out if private insurance is actually an option for me. If anyone has info, I would appreciate the help. I’m looking for costs every month and for medications (humalog pen, levemir, ultra test strips). Also, what has your experience been like with private insurance? Pleasantly surprised? Roughest time of your life?
Any and all experiences are welcomed. I have a serious system going now where I can afford the high costs of my meds and have really cheap insurance from my job. Despite how bad my job has gotten in the 4 years I’ve been there, I would stay just for the security that diabetics need.