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My Knee Hurts

NVR Guys

Be nice to pedestrians.  We plod along in our car-free world, watching all of the crappy things that inattentive drivers gets themselves into.  Texting while driving... really?!?!  Anyhow, the other day we were at a crosswalk on the main drag here in our hood.  When the first cars coming in each direction had stopped, we watchfully started to make our way across.  The third car back on one side had no clue what was going on.  He slammed into car #2, which then bashed into car #1, causing it to lurch forward.  If we were elderly or kids, things may not have turned out so well for us. Not cool. This leads me into the whole healthcare thing.  At moments like that, the mind always ends up imagining what the post-being-hit-by-a-car hospital experience might be like.  That thought then gets me thinking about our horrible health insurance.  Why is individual coverage - outside of an employer’s plan - so expensive. I’m talking about good, comprehensive healthcare - not simply coverage for the major stuff.  As freelancers, we’re “outsiders” left to hunt for reasonable coverage.

My knee has been hurting for a couple of weeks now. I’m very healthy, so I’m not too worried about it, and you better believe that there is no way that I am going anywhere near a doctor unless it doesn’t start to get better.  With decent insurance, I’d probably be near the point of at least seriously considering heading in for someone to take a peek.  For now at least, living the life of our dreams outweighs being sucked back into jobs that come with this benefit at a more attractive price.