AHHH! We jolted awake at 9 AM — we had all passed out for 10 hours! It feels great to get some rest in, but that means I missed another hotel workout. Oh well!
I did manage to DASH downstairs to grab breakfast before they closed down the buffet (does that count as my workout?).
An English Muffin with cream cheese, scrambled eggs, hash browns, and LOADS of fruit. Plus a water (I’m so dehydrated!).
Do You Have Health Insurance?
I read this interesting article while eating my breakfast. Insurance industry experts have dubbed the millions of 18-to-20 year olds without health insurance the "young invincibles," a group who reside in a precarious gray area when it comes to insurance coverage. Many work low-wage jobs, yet they just miss qualifying for government low-income health insurance programs. They can no longer get insurance under their parents’ plans.
Instead of paying exorbitant prices, many young people choose to remain uninsured, risking injury while harboring the belief that youth alone can buffer them from illness.
A recent study conducted by the Commonwealth Fund, a center for health care policy, found that 13.7 million people ages 19 to 29 did not have health insurance in 2006. The total number of uninsured that year was 47 million, which means "young invincibles" composed almost one-third of all the uninsured in the U.S.
Do you have healthy insurance? Is it through your parents’, your work, or do you pay for a private plan? Would you ever go without? Why or why not?
I have insurance through my work, but we could not afford to put the Husband on my plan because it would cost us $200 a month + a $1000 increase in my deductible. So, he stays on his parents. Thank God!