30 Days of Thanks – Day 7 – Medical Insurance

I have raised delusional children.  Alright, let’s not call them delusional.  Let’s go with stubborn.

I’m allergic to cats.  Granuaile is allergic to cats.  Brighid is allergic to cats.

Welcome to the family, Brighid’s new pet:

Okay, maybe it’s me that’s delusional, but does that look like a cat to you?  Yeah, me too.

So, as my family anticipates becoming a three kids/two dogs/one cat family, I’m thinking of the bills I’m about to incur to cover the Allegra I’m going to need.  Or Benadryl.  Or Claritin.

And then I’m grateful for the fact that any time I’ve needed medication, I’ve either had awesome insurance to cover it, or I’ve had a doctor that was kind enough to offer me medication from their supply of samples.

We have new insurance lately, and the coverage isn’t as good as what we used to have.  It’s a new beast for me to have to be aware of how much my medical care might cost.  Gone are the days of zero deductible, zero copayment, 100% coverage.  When you have it, you take it for granted.

I took what we had for granted, but I am so grateful to be able to pay medical bills.  I know that even with our new plan’s out of pocket component, we are lucky to have coverage that will protect us in an emergency.

We are so very lucky, and I am so incredibly thankful.