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I love living in this country… 
19th-Nov-2012 04:02 pm
qow, future (scared)

…I do. If I didn’t I wouldn’t be trying so hard to stay.

But every time someone says “you should see a doctor about [insert minor complaint here],” and every time I have to fill in a form for a sporting activity (like say, Derby) that requires health insurance details, I have to fight a little tiny panic attack.

have insurance. I’m too scared not to.

But everything about the process scares me to the very bottom of my spoiled British heart.

I miss living in a place where I could risk breaking my ankle without being terrified of the cost.





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19th-Nov-2012 09:36 pm (UTC)
Good Luck!
20th-Nov-2012 01:04 am (UTC)
Ugh I haven't had insurance since February and it's horrifying. Especially since I don't know when I'm getting a job that will provide me with it--I can't afford to pay for private insurance because, you know, no job.

Hooray derby tryouts go go win
20th-Nov-2012 02:07 am (UTC)
I desperately wish that I could get all of the people who tell me about how horrible 'socialized medicine' is in other countries to read posts like this.

The argument I always hear is that they know so and so who is from Canada or England and had to wait six weeks to see a doctor about a broken ankle.

I, too, have health insurance and am thankful for that fact but I still have medical bills that I have no idea how I will pay.

I think our healthcare system is so broken and screwed up and we're one of the richest countries in the world, and I just don't think is an okay way for things to be but it won't change until people get over their fear of actual changes.

/end rant.

Good luck with derby!
20th-Nov-2012 11:02 am (UTC)
Good luck! I just made the roster for our bout against the Bristol Harbour Harlots in December, and I'm a) shitting myself and b) trying to make sure I don't do anything to angry up my sciatica (failed that last one: common cold --> sneezing --> immobility and crying). But the competition is less fierce over here.
20th-Nov-2012 04:15 pm (UTC)
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