I won't be covered on my dad's insurance for much longer, just about a year more to be exact. He will be retiring so come December i must have a good job with excellent medical benefits. I'm so afraid of not finding one that's it's really caused me to be stressed and depressed with my situation.
46 million American's don't have health insurance and this includes children.
If I didn't have health insurance to help me afford my medications what would happen to me? let me show you some photos of long term damage first.
Think that's bad? that's just the joint damage, this doesn't include the fact that "Rheumatoid arthritis not only affects the joints. Rheumatoid arthritis is a systemic disease which may also affect other organs of the body including the skin, lungs, heart, and kidneys" Not to mention the intense pain of how i felt before i got onto my medications. I couldn't move my fingers, nor get out of bed withing aching in so much pain from every joint that i felt like i was dieing slowly.
Now I am GRATEFUL to have a father who has good health insurance for me while i am still able to receive it but the unfortunate truth is that many Americans don't & this brings me to tears. Nobody should have to have a chronic illness or cancer, or break bones or get hit by drunk drivers and become paralyzed etc. without having health insurance. It isn't right, and it isn't fair that these horrible things happen without choice. & the only answer for them is universal Health care. People shouldn't wait until it's them to be okay with it, especially with so many American's losing jobs with this economy.
I had to learn a lesson at a young age my dad told me, it sickens me to know that most people who are adults haven't learned this same lesson.