I may not have posted in a while, but judging that I can’t take my anger out on Facebook, this seems to be my only outlet currently.
I found out today that I have been without health insurance for 11 days. My dad decided to stop our coverage in order to get newer cheaper coverage. And I didn’t find out through him letting me know, I found out by trying to pick up my medication and it costed $227. I’ve never felt so incredibly betrayed and angry at someone I share the same blood with in my life.
For those who don’t know, I need insurance to remain enrolled in nursing school. I can be dropped from my clinical placement if I don’t have adequate insurance to cover me to take care of patients. My father has almost completely ruined everything I’ve worked so hard for. And it isn’t a big deal to him. I’m so angry that he is legally obligated to cover me medically until I’m 26 because he is the least dependent person I’ve ever known.
That being said, I could get my own coverage and deal with the nightmare of double coverage. But there is a huge likelihood I won’t be able to obtain that coverage until the next enrollment period.
My father acts like he doesn’t owe anyone anything after he got divorced. And that’s fine, maybe he doesn’t. But just so it’s clear, I don’t owe him anything either when he’s old and gray and Obamacare will no longer care for him.
According to the health insurance company I would like to be covered through, It will be $271 dollars a month to cover me. I’ll be calling them tomorrow to discuss my options.
At this point, my father has almost no option of maintaining a relationship with me. Don’t threaten my dreams and hard work to save a couple bucks.
Studies suggest that we are happier spending money on others than ourselves, because giving promotes a positive view on self. It also builds our bond with others and the community. Here’s a source. From the source, what I found interesting is that it reports that people expect to be happier spending money on themselves. Ironically, the final results prove otherwise. I guess this makes sense though since we do need at least some money to live, but once we have enough to give, we will be happier.
What are your thoughts about this?
There has to be a happy medium. Some people suffer to please others. But I do see the selflessness of spending money on others making a person happier