In a Midtown specialist’s office, I confessed the secret that’s been weighing on my mind.
“My health insurance expires at the end of May,” I told the doctor.
I had a lot of questions for him: How much does an uninsured visit cost? What is the fewest number of follow-ups we can do this year? Do you have payment plans available to patients paying cash?
I’ve been down the uninsured path before, having spent my post-college years waiting tables and freelance writing. I know the risks involved, but I also know what information I need to make sure I’m relatively safe and mostly healthy.
My doctor looked confused. “Well, you’re required to have it now, right? So you’ll be covered?”
If only it were that simple.