The other day I was spending some time with Molly and the topic of health insurance came up. I'm officially uninsured June 15th (which reminds me, I guess I should look into private "Oh Shit" insurance, but, I digress...). She asked me how I planned to handle that.
In reality, I hope to have a job on the horizon by then, so hopefully this will not be such a big deal. Furthermore, I'm relatively healthy. I've only been to the hospital twice in my life, both due to my own klutziness. I don't have any pre-existing conditions or medication I need to take for anything. The only pill I take on a daily basis is my birth control. And therein lies the rub.
I told Molly the primary reason I want health insurance is so I don't have to pay $50/month for something that all women should have affordable access to. Right now I pay $5/month. A few years ago when I was working a 9 to 5-er, I paid $2.50/month. But $50/month for basic birth control pills? Why? ¡Que ridículo!