I spent last night in an emergency room with my child. I am ashamed to say that as worried as I was about her, I was equally worried about how much this will cost me, and how I am going to pay for it.
I have insurance. My insurance coverage has left much to be desired, regardless of the fact that I pay for the best coverage my employer offers.
This has not always been the case. I find myself in the unenviable position of existing on a salary that has been cut three times, while my insurance benefits have plummeted, and the cost to me for my health insurance policy has increased exponentially.
A sign of the times? I suppose.
I see myself bobbing along in a wavy ocean beside my coworkers. We are wearing life vests, as our employer, and our union leaders sit comfortably dry in a luxurious ship counting the money their shrewd insight has earned them. They are toasting each other’s business acumen. I don’t think they see us. If they did, wouldn’t they throw us a line?
THE DAILY POST
Oct 16, 2014
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