Oct 5, 2020 04:59PM trishyla wrote:
I went through something similar when I was first diagnosed in 2016. The production company my husband and I worked for closed their doors with no warning, leaving us completely uninsured.
Fortunately, my husband was able to scrape together enough work to come out to the minimum required to qualify for Covered California insurance. I'm so glad we did, because, unlike MediCal, it's amazingly good insurance. It saved me about $90,000 in copays and deductibles.
Even in the months we didn't quite have the income, we didn't contact them them to change our status because we knew we would make it up before the end of the year. And we did.
Is there any way you or your husband can do some sort of work, like delivery for Uber Eats or Instacart, or something else on a temporary basis, just to earn enough to get off of MediCal? The $200 to $300 you pay each month in premiums is well worth the dramatic difference in care.
Good luck to you. Having to deal with that on top of your cancer and a Pandemic has to be so frustrating. Hope all goes as well as possible for you.