Healthcare Insurance: Do you have one?
Let me tell you how my family struggled in paying for medical bills of my brother and my mom when they got sick. We lost whatever money we had including resources and such when my brother was diagnosed with leukemia. It was a six-month battle that we didn’t won. We lost my brother and we also lost big time in paying for all the medical bills incurred during those six months and after. The same thing happened when my mom got diagnosed with a rare kidney disease. My mom and the family battled it out with amyloidosis of the kidneys for three long years. My mom was in and out of the hospital, had four to six specialists who checked on her regularly, and was in several medications for her other internal organs. You can just imagine the amount of money we needed that time for her to get better. Which in the end didn’t really took place because she lost the battle to her disease.
Two sickness and deaths in the family. Both times we lost so much money, which was not really an issue with us, but had there been health insurances in both cases, we wouldn’t have had to undergo so much stress in looking for money to pay for their medical bills.
That’s how important healthcare insurance is!
We learned our lesson. We had to go through the process of grieving and rebuilding our resources once again, latching onto the process like there’s a carabiner attached to it. Twice. But now that we know what to do, we are getting healthcare insurance so that when it happens again, which I pray so hard that it won’t, we have something to fall back on, to tap into.