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Tuesday, December 25, 2007
Since I was only 50 years old and never had health problems, I thought that paying for insurance before the benefits at my new job started would be throwing money away. COBRA coverage that my previous job offered was much more than I was going to pay for health insurance. There was a three month waiting period from the time I started my new and better job and the time that my medical benefits began.
My wife and I searched the internet for something affordable. We found coverage for three months for around $200 at http://www.short-termhealthinsurance.com. That was the cost of a couple of rounds of golf that I did not want to spend. But my wife forced me to get it. My hospital bill is approaching $40,000 now because I got the best care possible. That would have cost a lot more rounds of golf than the insurance did.
The two lessons I learned is never go without health insurance, and always listen to my wife.