Health Insurance do you have it?

@marciascott (25555)
United States
June 7, 2007 11:14pm CST
My girl-friend and I was just tslking about this. she has got laid off from School. she can still get Health Insurance, but it is too much. I don't have any, My feet are swolled up, what do you suppose this comes from. I hate going to the doctor, How about you? I don't take any pills but something is going on with me? have a nice Morning! thanks Marcie.
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@Debs_place (10528)
• United States
8 Jun 07
Give us more medical info...Any other problems? Any pain? Is it all of the time? How long? A lot swollen or a little. My feet and hands swell when it is hot and humid. Could this be what is happening to you? Keep your feet elevated...does that help. Ice them? Does that help?
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@Debs_place (10528)
• United States
8 Jun 07
Starting next pay period I will...after almost 2 years without
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@brendalee (6084)
• United States
8 Jun 07
I didn't have insurance but I had to break down and apply at social services for medicaid. I just got approved a few days ago. Are your ankles swollen too? It could just be that its been so hot. Mine do that too. Watch how much salt you eat. Try to keep your feet up whenever you can. I would suggest trying to get to a doctor. I know, I hate them too. But it could be an early sign of a health problem.
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@brendalee (6084)
• United States
8 Jun 07
I don't want to scare you but here is a website for you to look at about the swelling.... http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003104.htm
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@marciascott (25555)
• United States
8 Jun 07
It could be my wieght or age?
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@sodapop (977)
• United States
8 Jun 07
yes if you are over weight that doesn't help your feet at all. I don't think age has much to do with swelling, but I could be wrong.
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• United States
17 Jun 07
I'm on my own when it comes to health insurance. The cost of insurance here in the United States is just rediculous. I can't believe that the richest and most prosperous country in the world don't provide health care for all it's citizens. The politicians balk at the idea of it, but yet they have the best healt care coverage on earth. What a bunch of hypocrites they are. I wish we could take away their coverage and see how they feel. Thanks for letting me vent on this subject. Lloyd
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@marciascott (25555)
• United States
17 Jun 07
It is good to have Insurance I don't like to go to Doctor, because I don't have insurance.
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• United States
17 Jun 07
There's a lot of talk from the Democractic candidates running for president about Universal Health Care. Hopefully they will stick by their word and get it done this time. Lloyd
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@happymom1 (1179)
• United States
8 Jun 07
We in our family dont have health insurance we just pay it ourselves. So what we do is we will eat healthy foods to avoid sickness and hope God will help us always.
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@marciascott (25555)
• United States
8 Jun 07
Yes i agree with you, trust in the Lord. That is how I get by! have a nice week-end!
• United States
8 Jun 07
Being self employed I currently don't have medical insurance. Here in Texas, private insurance is very expensive, I am blessed that I have not been sick and am hoping in the future I will be able to afford medical insurance again.
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@marciascott (25555)
• United States
8 Jun 07
Hi, Lorie, me too. My feet are swolled and I have this knot on my knee I am worried. Have a nice weeek-end. I will get back with you later.
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@DanaMark (807)
• United States
18 Jun 07
I just recently retired from my job. My insurance with my former employer no longer covers me. We have 61 days to get Cobra, if something goes wrong. So we are going without for now. We are looking into several private insurers to carry us over until I can apply for Medicare. It is expensive, but we figure we can get a very high deductible and just cover for something very major. That brings the price down quite a bit. We have both been very healthy, so haven't used our health insurance for anything other than routine exams. So we should be alright for a while.
• United States
9 Jun 07
I have always had health insurance. I cant imagine liing without it. It is scary how much health care can cost now days. I have 2 small kids and it seems I am always in the doctor for one reason or another. I cant imagine paying all thoes high bills. Maybe if health care wasnt so much we wouldnt need insurance and then health care would be less. Like a circle of cost inflation.
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• Philippines
9 Jun 07
no i don't have health insurance.....but i am planning to get one because this very important to every individual...with this insurance you are safe and sound because you are insured............
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@daycarepal (1998)
• United States
9 Jun 07
Right now we are without insurance because my husband just switched jobs. He starts his new job on Monday and we will have to wait 90 days before being eligible for health insurance. His company won't pay all of it, we will have to pay quite a bit but it is much cheaper than taking it out ourselves without an employer. I hate being without health insurance.
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@Polly1 (12650)
• United States
8 Jun 07
Hi Marcie, thats another thing we have in common, I don't have any health insurance neither. My feet and ankles sweel up too. At first I thought it was from being on the computer too much. But it still happens when I am not on all day. Try to keep your feet propped when you can. I bought some support stockings on ebay, that has helped. I have noticed as I have gotten older things are going on with me too. I need to go to the doctor and the dentist, but without health insurance I just can't afford to go. Hopefully whoever our new President is will be able to figure out how ALL Americans can have health insurance. Other countries have a National Health care system for their citizens, we should have one too.
@terri0824 (4990)
• United States
8 Jun 07
Yes, I do have health insurance and it isn't cheap. You did start walking didn't you? This could be the part of the problem. Though it sounds like you are retaining water. Yes, there is something going on, and if drinking water and keeping your feet propt up for a few days doesn't reduce it, I would go to the dr to have it checked out.
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@sodapop (977)
• United States
8 Jun 07
You still awake? I'm impressed! We have health insurance on us, but our adult children do not have any. Now about th swollen feet, did you walk a lot today or stand on them than usual today? Did you eat more salty snacks than usual? You need to put your feet up, put an ice pack on them, and if this lasts, you are going to have to go to the doctor. I am personally impressed that as long as you have been on here you can still feel your feet...LOL
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@gberlin (3836)
11 Jun 07
Yes, I have health insurance through my employer. Sorry to hear about your swollen feet. I am not a doctor but here are things that I have observed that may be the cause of swollen feet. It could be gout, which is a form of arthritis. It is cause by have too much uric acid in your body. It could also be poor circulation. If it is red besides being swollen you could have an infection. That is also caused by poor circulation. Since you do not like going to the doctor you may try elevating your feet and staying off your feet. That may relieve some of the swelling. However, if I were you I would go and see the doctor.