Share Your Story: Diabetic and Out of a Job?

By AMBlass Latest Reply 2010-12-20 19:42:58 -0600
Started 2009-04-15 13:59:12 -0500

Hey folks!

I'm doing a bit of research and I would LOVE if you could share your story with me. Are you or someone you know a type 1 or type 2 diabetic? Are they out of a job and thus out of corporate health insurance? Please let me know as you could be featured in an upcoming DiabetesMine blog post. Thanks!

Leave a comment here or email me at small!

7 replies

ToesKnows 2010-12-18 11:40:59 -0600 Report


I am currently out of work and without insurance.
I have had NO insuracnce for most of these last ten years DESPITE having employment most of these same last ten years.

I have bills form various hopitals I have had to visit as ER trips which total probalbly as much or mre thant ths student loans I will probably never be able to pay off either.

Most of the employers I have had in recent years were unable to afford any health plans and the ones who did offer any insurance were so expensive as to be no real use at all!

I found something I thought was greta here in New York called the New York Bridge Plan which is health insurance exclusively for those with pre-existing conditions.

The only problem is the cost.
I can not afford the $441 monthly fee and this is the lower rate for single individuals. Have not been able to get Medicaid as I have alwyas been told that despite not havcing enough money to pay attention; I was always making just too much for Medicaid.

Once they actually told me I was getting $40; FORTY DOLLARS too much!!!

You can NOT win in New York!!!

Thank You,

Francis McEvoy
AKA- ToesKnows

squog master
squog master 2010-12-18 12:39:05 -0600 Report

The Medicaid experience just happened to me also. After being awarded SS Disability I lost the medicaid because now I make $100 more than what Medicaid allows. Do the hospitals there have a Charity Care program?

ToesKnows 2010-12-20 18:38:11 -0600 Report


I don't actually know if NY has a Charity Care program.
I have become SO cynical and had already been born with a very well developed sense of sarcasm that I tend to doubt it becasue this IS New York…

squog master
squog master 2010-12-20 19:15:17 -0600 Report

Even if you're cynical it's worth looking into because if they do have it…Well, it has paid off for me. No pun intended there. Seriously, I've had lab & radiology work paid for and when I ended up with emergency hernia surgery & then it got infected and had to go back into the OR a month later & then 2 months later it had to be debrided, it was all paid for by Charity Care. I'm talking approx 6 weeks of hospitalizition. The one thing there is no Charity Care for is the Rehab center I had to go into while on the wound vacuum. We were lead to believe there was. We didn't find out til 5 months later that there isn't. I was in the Rehab center for 8 months.