Grandmother raising grandchildren lost insurance after divorce
I would like to speak about the stress that not having health insurance puts on my life. I was married and had health insurance for many years through my ex’s job. Now after divorcing I have no insurance, I work 2 jobs but I can’t get insurance through them and I can’t afford to buy insurance on my own, so I worry constantly about it.
I am 58 years old and have saved some money for retiring (these days that looks farther and farther off), but I worry that I will need expensive medical care and it will wipe out what money I have managed to save. I am legal guardian to my young grandsons; thank goodness they are eligible for Medicaid. I worry about them if I should need surgery or something.
We live very frugally and are proud of going it on our own, I don’t want to be “bailed out” by the government, I want to buy insurance on my own but until it is affordable there is no way it will fit into the budget.