Americans without Health Insurance.

@saralee1 (1983)
United States
June 29, 2007 8:52pm CST
My husband is waiting to get hired on at his work,and twisted his ankle, so, we took him to the clinic, sine we don't make a lot of money right now. Nor do we have Health Insurance. amazingly enough, they wanted to set him an appointment 2 weeks from yesterday. um, I think he has a better chance from a healer? what have been your experiences?
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• United States
12 Jul 07
I know what its like about not having insurance. My husband is self employed as a truck driver and we didn't have any insurance untill a few weeks ago. I like when you go to the doc and they say "well lets wait and have you come back in a few days and see if its any better" lol then you have to pay for another office visit! I have two boys so it can get expensive. But I wanted to let you know about a company that offers dicount benefits. They offer medical, dental, vision, prescription, and chiropractic benefits. I actually just started working for this company and we got one of their programs. It does save. They start at $19.95 a month and that includes the entire household. If you'd like more infor you can look at my website or contact me by phone. my number is on my site. If you're not interested thats fine to just thought it may be able to save you some money and be able to get into the doc sooner lol. www.deliveringonthepromise.com/40526445
@saralee1 (1983)
• United States
14 Jul 07
Well, I checked this site, and it is still not health insurance, it is just supplemental to cover what insurance does not. However, I did receive a discount card, or at least WILL in the mail in the next couple of weeks, and that's cool. I'd doubt I'd want to sell supplemental insurance. It is actually 60$ per family, and so I don't know where you got the 19.95 from. thanks for the info regardless.
• United States
14 Jul 07
I said the plans start at $19.95 for a household. That is our lowest plan and it includes dental vision, prescription, and chiropractic. They have a plan for just physician care and its $29.95 for a family. and they do go up to $59.95 for our total package. I didn't ask for you to work for us I was just sharing this info because it can save you money. I know its not insurance but for people without insurance it can be a great help to them. Sorry to bother you with it if you arn't interested thats fine too.
@cynddvs (2949)
• United States
30 Jun 07
Hopefully he will have healed by the time his appointment comes around so you don't have to shell out a bunch of money to these people that didn't want to fit him in at the time the injury occured. I would just be sure that he tries to stay off of it for a while and try to slowly do some stretches with it to stregthen it up. Like the other poster said if it's causing him pain try taking ibprophen or tylenol. Unfortunately our healthcare system really sucks when you don't have insurance and even when you do have insurance it sucks.
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@saralee1 (1983)
• United States
30 Jun 07
Yeah, we have had insurance before, and I am pretty appalled by the lack of concern, and the fact that you certainly DO NOT get your moneys worth. (ha ha!) I think they need to start recruiting witch doctors, and healers.
• United States
30 Jun 07
Uninsured americans is one of the biggest problems facing this country. If you are pretty sure it is not broken and just a sprain, paying a doctor to look at it is a waste of money. He will tell you to RICE, that stands for rest, ice, compression such as a ace wrap and elevation which means keep the foot elevated. He can also take Tylenol or Ibuprofen for the pain. Good luck
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@saralee1 (1983)
• United States
30 Jun 07
Believe it or not, I looked it up online! First thing I did was look for a temperature. there was none, so I gave him Ibuprofen for the pain, and bought a rub that is supposed to help it heal twice as fast. RICE is absolutely excellent too! a must! he didn't want to take advice from me though, until he talked to an EMT at work who told him the same thing. (ha ha!) thank you for the information!