Epilepsy, health insurance, employment, and a stupid little town
October 23, 2006 6:17 PM Subscribe
This question is for people with epilepsy or other lifelong conditions or spouses/boy/girlfriends of them, and is related to medical insurance and employment.
posted by anonymous to health & fitness (8 answers total)
My girlfriend has a degree in Journalism, and has experience in a few other fields (graphic design, photography, video), all of which are relatively useless where we live right now. We live in a smallish (30k) town with no real proper avenues of employment for her. We have a year lease that's up in about 10 months after which we're pretty sure we'll move to a metropolitan area for a couple reasons, not just the issue of her employment.
In the meantime, she has a crappy job that she hates working with people that suck. She'd just take a couple part time jobs and quit the damn thing, but she needs medical insurance because of her epilepsy. She said she tried for insurance that wasn't through employment before and they wouldn't accept her because of her preexisting condition. Admittedly, we're both a bit uneducated about this since during college she was covered by her parents' insurance.
We're looking for people who've been through similar situations (stuck in a situation with low prospects for gainful employment, but requiring health insurance) or at least know what _not_ to do. At the very least, some sort of words of experience in general would ease her mind a bit, since she feels pretty shitty about the whole ordeal.