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buying health insurance

Posted by victory_tea2085 (My Page) on
Sat, Jan 29, 11 at 19:46

My wife would like to quit her job and spend more time with our special needs son. Trouble is, working per diem, she will have to buy health insurance for our family- thus eating up most of the money she makes. Anyone have any suggestions as to how we can make this work? I'm retired and will be eligible for medicare next year but she would still have to buy family coverage because of our 5 yo. Thanks for any help!!

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RE: buying health insurance

Given the way the health care system in this country works, there may not be a lot of reasonably-priced options out there. You also don't furnish much info like: What area do you live in? Do you have health insurance now? What's the most you can afford to pay? Does your family have major, chronic medical conditions conditions to deal with, or only routine stuff? Etc.

RE: buying health insurance

Would your son's condition qualify him for MediCaid? Health insurance is very tricky, especially when dealing with special needs. My husband is unlikely to ever stop working for our state government because of the health insurance. We have a son with autism and the insurance covered some of his therapies before he started school and we have a daughter with type 1 diabets which is more expensive than I could have ever dreamed. Good luck, you will need it!

RE: buying health insurance

What state do you live in?

RE: buying health insurance

New York

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