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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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