Looking for health insurance options for a 22 year old, part-timer on his own.
October 10, 2006 9:08 AM Subscribe
Are there any cheap health insurance options for a non-student, part-time 22 year old living on his own?
posted by GilloD to health & fitness (12 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Mefi! Help! I'm generally pretty healthy for most of the year, but right around the change of seasons I tend to get kind of sick. Sometimes it's just a cold, sometimes it's a pretty brutal case of strep. This is usually just a pain in the butt and a trip to the doctor.
However, I recently graduated college and moved out of my parent's house, leaving me with no health coverage. I only work part-time as a 1099 independent contractor (Mostly because the higher-ups don't want to fork out for benefits) and take home about 2000$ a month before taxes (After taxes and rent, I'm looking at around 1000$ a month to live on). I looked into COBRA, but it was running over 500$ a month, which is more than I pay in rent. God forbid I should get really sick (I have a family history of kidney stones), I can barely afford a doctor's appointment.
I lived in NJ when I was under my 'rents coverage, I'm living in NYC now. Are there any low cost options for someone in my situation?