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truedelphi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-08 12:41 PM
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62. boy Do I agree with you. We are being squeezed dry by the corporate elite
Edited on Sun Jul-20-08 12:44 PM by truedelphi
You might try to find a doctor who will give you "samples" - this is becoming more and more a common practice.

Now that our Cobra has expired, My household just got on the County med program. (I think that COBRA stands for C-an't often Be Really Able to Afford it!) If we lived in the San Francisco Bay area as we did three years ago, this wouldn't be an option - all able boddied people are required to work, unless so ill they cannot get out of bed.

But here the unemployment statistic is high enough that no one needing meds is turned away.

We are very grateful for that.

When I lived in Marin, at least once a year, one of my disabled friends who didn't have a car would call me to ask if I wouldn't drive them up to the County building. They needed to be there in the early morning hours - like 7Am. And needed tohave a car to help them endure the wait.

Can you imagine being disabled and having to wait outside in the cold and rain?? In Marin, you are required no matter the weather to queue up outside the County building before 7:30 Am and then they allow a certain number of people in to apply for medical benefits and food stamps that day (IF you have kids, it is not like that - this is just for older people or younger people without kids.)

The irony is that there is a subset of the population that will be unemployed no matter where they live. Being fifty-six I am now to old for most legit companies to hire - they want younger people so their health ins premiums do not skyrocket.
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  -So who else is without health insurance? undeterred  Apr-14-08 09:01 PM   #0 
  - I'm one of the lucky ones that has health insurance, but....  Sarah Ibarruri   Apr-14-08 09:03 PM   #1 
  - The price of the meds infuriates me.  undeterred   Apr-14-08 09:11 PM   #4 
     - The company was allowed to reformulate?  Sarah Ibarruri   Apr-15-08 07:31 PM   #39 
     - I don't really know how it works but there is no generic  undeterred   Apr-16-08 09:49 AM   #40 
     - boy Do I agree with you. We are being squeezed dry by the corporate elite  truedelphi   Jul-20-08 12:41 PM   #62 
  - Veteran with VA bennies...otherwise i would not have anything. NT  chknltl   Apr-14-08 09:08 PM   #2 
  - Same here.  old guy   Apr-14-08 09:57 PM   #20 
  - Retired myself,  Thothmes   Aug-01-08 09:51 AM   #65 
  - I've been without insurance for about a year.  gateley   Apr-14-08 09:10 PM   #3 
  - Migraines don't count as a pre-existing condition  undeterred   Apr-14-08 09:13 PM   #6 
     - My heart goes out to you.  gateley   Apr-14-08 09:43 PM   #13 
        - We are a joke country  Juche   Apr-14-08 09:57 PM   #19 
           - I disagree on the statement that  gateley   Apr-14-08 10:06 PM   #21 
           - Agreed.  undeterred   Apr-14-08 10:23 PM   #26 
           - agreed.  dogsmycopilot   Sep-11-09 10:08 PM   #86 
  - Right here  Mojambo   Apr-14-08 09:13 PM   #5 
  - Some of them are not too expensive  undeterred   Apr-14-08 09:15 PM   #7 
  - Most of it is not being able to afford the doctor visits.  Mojambo   Apr-14-08 09:24 PM   #10 
     - My doctor  gateley   Apr-14-08 09:48 PM   #17 
        - I really should look into it.  Mojambo   Apr-14-08 09:55 PM   #18 
           - Try Seattle Mental Health.  gateley   Apr-14-08 10:14 PM   #22 
           - Thanks very much. n/t  Mojambo   Apr-14-08 10:18 PM   #23 
              - Good luck -- and Go M's! nt  gateley   Apr-14-08 10:20 PM   #25 
           - "we're not taking new patients at this time. Go to the Emergency room."  bobbolink   Apr-16-08 01:36 PM   #41 
  - Treatments  Juche   Apr-15-08 12:17 AM   #32 
  - Have you tried Canada? There used to be quite a bit about it  Fed_Up_Grammy   Apr-14-08 09:15 PM   #8 
  - The uninsured are dying an unnecessary death.  brer cat   Apr-14-08 09:18 PM   #9 
  - I have shit healthcare  Juche   Apr-14-08 09:27 PM   #11 
  - $10/tab is still ridiculous  undeterred   Apr-14-08 09:36 PM   #12 
  - I see CIPA certified generic imitrex  Juche   Apr-14-08 09:47 PM   #16 
     - Really?  undeterred   Apr-14-08 10:19 PM   #24 
     - There is one  Juche   Apr-14-08 10:32 PM   #28 
        - awesome  undeterred   Apr-14-08 10:37 PM   #31 
     - I did reply to you below.  bobbolink   Apr-16-08 01:38 PM   #42 
  - I had heard of your tactic before and forgotten abt it Thanks for telling all of us!  truedelphi   May-18-08 01:40 PM   #53 
  - Ummmm  Coyote_Bandit   Apr-14-08 09:44 PM   #14 
  - Thanks.  undeterred   Apr-14-08 10:32 PM   #29 
  - A lot of drug companies  Ms. Toad   Apr-14-08 09:45 PM   #15 
  - First, call your doc and make an appointment  Warpy   Apr-14-08 10:28 PM   #27 
  - thanks  undeterred   Apr-14-08 10:34 PM   #30 
  - I think we all here know the answer.. there are THOUSANDS, MILLIONS in that situation.  bobbolink   Apr-15-08 12:34 PM   #33 
  - No idea  Juche   Apr-15-08 12:53 PM   #34 
  - I proposed some ideas in post #36. How 'bout we have a discussion group  bobbolink   Apr-15-08 01:42 PM   #37 
  - I am putting together a Healthcare not Warfare event  undeterred   Apr-15-08 01:26 PM   #35 
     - Very good idea! I congratulate you on your activism!  bobbolink   Apr-15-08 01:39 PM   #36 
        - Well- I'm lucky  undeterred   Apr-15-08 02:03 PM   #38 
  - Just lost my insurance  Cresent City Kid   Apr-16-08 08:32 PM   #43 
  - I'm sorry  undeterred   Apr-17-08 08:43 AM   #44 
  - I appreciate your concern  Cresent City Kid   Apr-17-08 08:55 AM   #45 
  - Keep trying.  undeterred   Apr-17-08 11:21 AM   #46 
  - That's what scares me about mandated health insurance  sandnsea   Apr-22-08 05:27 AM   #52 
     - Also what is really bad is how little "catastrophic" covers these  truedelphi   May-18-08 01:43 PM   #54 
     - So what we need to start screaming at the top of our lungs is:  truedelphi   May-18-08 01:45 PM   #55 
  - "There's always fat to trim in welfare"....??????????????  bobbolink   Apr-17-08 12:29 PM   #47 
  - I'm sorry for your trouble...  caseycoon   Apr-17-08 02:54 PM   #48 
  - I meant they always say there's fat to cut  Cresent City Kid   Apr-17-08 08:27 PM   #50 
  - I agree with you about health care  varelse   Apr-17-08 05:48 PM   #49 
  - The drug comanies HAVE TO HAVE the commercials  truedelphi   Aug-02-09 06:09 PM   #83 
  - I have subsidized insurance  sandnsea   Apr-22-08 05:20 AM   #51 
  - even with health insurance I can't afford the co-pays on all  cutlassmama   May-26-08 12:53 PM   #56 
  - I am applying for one of those programs now  undeterred   Jun-11-08 06:23 PM   #59 
  - Uninsured since 18...and I'm 26  Karl_Bonner_1982   Jun-09-08 01:29 AM   #57 
  - Today I went to the pharmacy  undeterred   Jun-11-08 06:13 PM   #58 
  - Oh that is great. I hope your "luck" continues  truedelphi   Jul-20-08 12:47 PM   #63 
  - No Insurance Here - Luckily I'm A Vet  AccessGranted   Jun-19-08 01:58 AM   #60 
  - I finally got IMITREX through Glaxo's Bridges to Access program  undeterred   Jul-08-08 01:33 PM   #61 
  - For that price, it should send you to Hawai'i for a good vacation to relax  bobbolink   Jul-21-08 07:12 PM   #64 
  - Those who really do suffer from migraines  JNelson6563   May-15-10 08:22 AM   #89 
  - Me.  LBJDemocrat   Aug-03-08 05:27 PM   #66 
  - i am  kagehime   Aug-24-08 04:46 PM   #67 
  - When you do get insurance  undeterred   Aug-24-08 08:59 PM   #68 
  - Kick back to the top, no one should be with out Health Insurance.  sarcasmo   Dec-21-08 08:00 PM   #69 
  - Because  callchet   Jan-02-09 09:27 AM   #73 
  - No insurance for seven years....  timeforarevolution   Dec-26-08 12:28 PM   #70 
  - My family.  junofeb   Jan-01-09 07:40 AM   #71 
  - Help  callchet   Jan-02-09 09:24 AM   #72 
  - Here' why  callchet   Jan-02-09 09:28 AM   #74 
  - I have health insurance...  geegollygosh   Apr-01-09 12:23 AM   #75 
  - My COBRA ran out yesterday.  Sisaruus   Apr-01-09 06:12 PM   #76 
  - My advice?  skatterkat   Apr-13-09 02:36 PM   #77 
  - 56 no insurance, no COBRA. Anything goes wrong I get creamated I guess. nt  right2bfree   Jan-12-11 11:26 PM   #92 
  - I don't even know what its like to have health insurance.  YoungAndOutraged   Apr-21-09 06:59 AM   #78 
  - Not since 2006.  Manifestor_of_Light   May-09-09 04:35 AM   #79 
  - About 45 million Americans  gwashington2650   Jul-23-09 04:15 AM   #80 
  - Projected to rise to 57 M in the next two years. nt  right2bfree   Jan-14-11 02:58 AM   #93 
  - I have been without it since 2005; I really wish I had dental and vision, however  ginger14   Jul-23-09 12:43 PM   #81 
  - Kicked out without her Pension and Health Benefits!!  Whistleblowerjustice   Jul-25-09 12:21 PM   #82 
  - can you give a list of the drugs?  DeadEyeDyck   Aug-13-09 11:53 PM   #84 
  - my daughter  dogsmycopilot   Sep-11-09 10:07 PM   #85 
  - My situation....  WinterParkDonkey   Mar-22-10 07:37 PM   #87 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   May-14-10 11:00 AM   #88 
  - Tonight I picked up all the meds I need  undeterred   Oct-05-10 07:42 PM   #90 
  - *raises hand* I just did the same thing as you with my meds, and now am getting the cheapies at  GreenPartyVoter   Oct-12-10 10:21 AM   #91 

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