Seeking a Stable Relationship with My Health Insurance

Health insurance used to be something that I overlooked. It didn't feel like a complete necessity because I never had a total need for it until I was sick and seeking answers about my health. In a 2019 town hall meeting, Bernie Sanders said something that I completely related to and I wanted to share his quote with you and elaborate a little bit more in a brief video describing what happened when I transitioned professions.

Sanders said, "Millions of people every single year lose their health insurance. You know why? They get fired or they quit and they go to another employer. Every year, millions of workers wake up in the morning and their employer has changed the insurance they have... Now, what we’re talking about is stability. That when you have a Medicare For All, it is there now, it is there in the future,” Sanders continued.1

Thinking differently about health insurance since my blood cancer diagnosis

I'd never thought about health insurance stability until I realized that leaving my job for a new job meant that I, a cancer survivor, would suddenly have a lapse in insurance coverage.

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