Moving back to the USA

Fernando Marcel
By Fernando Marcel Latest Reply 2015-04-08 14:31:23 -0500
Started 2015-04-08 00:27:10 -0500

Hello everyone,

I have dual citizenship and I currently live in Brazil where the goverment provides me with the insulin I use(Diabetic Type 1), I am going to return to the USA to finish college.

I would like to know if having insurance is the only way I could get insulin at better prices. Since I do not have any employment records or anything of the sorts in the USA I am kind of lost as what I could do.

Could anyone point me in the right direction other than get a job Asap(Which I will try for). I am planning to move to Tennessee. Thank you

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Fernando Marcel
Fernando Marcel 2015-04-08 14:31:23 -0500 Report

Thank you all for your replies, I was born in New York and moved to brazil as a teenager with my parents. Now I want to go back to the USA so thank you, your answers were very helpful thank you.

Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2015-04-08 11:26:20 -0500 Report

I don't know what skills you have…or what your financial situation is but I do know that Tennessee did expand Medicaid…I am pretty sure they didn't use the same formula as some other you should check into that before you come…Possibly changing your college plans to a state where you WOULD qualify for Medicaid could help you access your insulin…that is if you qualify…but Jayabee IS correct…Jobs that offer medical insurance are few and far between these days…many companies have cut hours (my own son had his hours cut because of the "Affordable" Care Act) under 30 a week as to avoid having to supply the now mandatory health care..and THAT market has further been squeezed because of the work permits that obama has issued to all of the undocumented aliens…sigh…good luck

jayabee52 2015-04-08 10:26:52 -0500 Report

Howdy Fernando

Unfortunately jobs are difficult to come by in this time in the USA, especially jobs which have medical benefits attached, thanks to the PPACA (also known as "Obamacare")

If there is any way you could do your degree online it might be better for your finances as you could stay there and enjoy your free insulin.

You might also have a better chance of employment as there are a lot of "undocumented" immigrants who by the president's executive order have precedence in hiring.

Praying that things work out well for you, no matter what the decision you make.

Type1Lou 2015-04-08 07:22:05 -0500 Report

Without insurance, you will be paying for your insulin out-of-pocket which can be expensive. Walmart has insulins under their Reli-on label that are less costly. You may want to check them out to see if they have the type(s) that you use. Where you will be going to college may also have a health plan that you can enroll in and that may offer a price break on your medicines. That, also, is worth exploring.

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