In January I was supposed to go the Capital Hill with my a group of mom bloggers on a trip which we lovingly nicknamed - Mrs. Mom Blogger goes to Washington! I did the preliminary work and set up a meeting with my congressman and was fired up to hear his take on the federal budget. Sadly, snowmaggedon hit and I was stuck in Atlanta. No visit to the Capital for me. BUT my interest in issues affecting my family has not waned.
Since I’ve been focused on my health I wanted to share some things with you. I am by no means an expert in healthcare, the healthcare bill or the like but I can speak about my experience and the experiences of my friends. As a self-employed person, I am responsible for my own healthcare. For the last 3 years I’ve paid for health insurance for my family. I currently pay $650 a month for a family of 3. And this is the bare minimum plan! I still have an approximately $3000 deductible, must spend $150 for an ER visit and honestly have been unable to get my baseline mamogram because the cost of the exam is crazy!
I keep my insurance for annual physicals for myself and my son but I have to say I’m disappointed by the people that are against universal healthcare because seriously? The costs for me and my family and my friends are going up! My girlfriend pays over $400 a month for healthcare for her family of 3 and her insurance is subsidized!
I don’t have the solutions but is my hope that opening up about my experience and sharing it with others will give us all an opportunity to discuss issues like healthcare. MomThink.org is the place where we can have these types of conversations and I hope that you join us there. It doesn’t matter what side of the aisle you are on, let’s talk about the issues!
If issues like healthcare, the national debt and national security are important to you please visit MomThink.org and join the conversation!
Disclosure: I am a MomThink.org ambassador and am compensated for my time but all of my opinions are 100% my own.