This subject hits home for me.
about a year and a half ago, i was given a few years to live without a
transplant. My doctor ordered me to stop work that day and apply for disability
which i did.. being the good patient , doc knows whats right, not like i know all that
crap, i'm just a working stiff trying to provide for my family.
So, disability drags out, no cash income or medical for 10 months. Think you are broke,
try making ends meet on one paycheck, house payment 2 kids cars the normal works.
not one good paycheck, the wife works at walmart in the accounting department at the
local store. (She just works there, we dont ever shop there.)
We have insurance through her work, so we start digging into that... $5k deductible per person
per year, unless we want to pay $600 a month, which is out of our budget.
So our hope is medicare. Start digging into it, nope cant qualify for medicare until 2 years after
you are approved for disability.
So next move is obvious, medicaid, after applying several times we finally get some where, we are approved.
We are thinking things are starting to look up. But they have a deductible as well, for me the deductible
comes to $835 a month, then they will cover the cost of any of my medical.
Like that is even possible.
So i am peeved one day talking to a buddy and this topic came up. Looking into it, if one would
end up in prison, they do have some great medical coverage. My transplant would be covered.
We jokingly kicked the idea around and what to do to get put in there. But sadly, if things go downhill
fast health wise, it may have to be a option. Its that or die..
It's a sad state of affairs we live in when one would even consider something like this, but even sadder
when it is a viable option.
For me, i hope i would never have to find out, but i'd rather loose a few years and have a record than
die and not be around ever again for my family.
I do however happen to know where a high end sports car dealer is located and they do have some
sweet cars on the lot. One of them even boasts on its speedometer that it will go past 250mph.
Moral of the post. If you see on national news where a Stolen Lamborghini was in a high speed chase at
super high speeds.
I'm gettin my transplant.
would i do it. i'd like to say, no, i was raised better than that. But its a thought that stick to the back of
the scull cap, beats dying thats for sure.