Wednesday, August 21, 2013
A Little Good News
Made it another year skin cancer free, or at least, nothing that my dermatologist is concerned about. I haven't had any skin cancer in 3 years so I get to graduate to a doctor visit once a year instead of every 6 months. Not only is that good news for my health, but also for my finances since doctor visits are really expensive and I rarely reach my deductible. I've forgotten what my deductible is but I don't think I have ever reached it. Now that I have my nephew on my policy, my deductible is even higher. I should be happy that I never reach that level. That means my health is good so I have no complaints.
Posted by Daizy at 8:50 PM
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Excellent news. My dad has the same problem and has to have 6 monthly checks but fortunately we dont have to pay (although obviously we pay monthly national insurance so i am sure it all adds up). Seems so unfair as he has never sunbathed in his life but I am just grateful that live when we do and that the medical profession know how to help us.
And did he grow up in the UK where it is cloudy most of the time? That really is unfair. At least I can say I got my skin cancer in sunny California.
what type of cancer did you have? I had a squamous and that has made me all paranoid.
Basal but I've had 4 or 5 of them. I lost count. And they are so expensive!
Do you think Obamacare will help w/your situation?
Anonymous, if I quit my job and attempted to live off my rental income, then Obamacare will help, I think. I am not sure if rental income counts as income with the subsidies but even if it did count, I think I would still have a low enough income to qualify for subsidies.
I have read on the Retire Early Forum that you have to have a minimum income also, but am not sure what qualifies as income.
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