F is for Fear. If you read my last post, you'll know what I'm currently afraid of. My husband and I had a long talk last night about things, and what really bothers me is my young children. I want to be around a LONG time for them, and I'm willing to do whatever it takes to make that happen. Next I fear what health complications will do to our finances. My husband carries the insurance, and he works for one of the biggest financial institutions in the world, but our insurance coverage changed this year. Basically, if you're healthy, you are covered 100%, if you're not, plan on paying thousands of dollars in out-of-pocket expenses in deductibles and copays.
I'm not blaming Obama at all for this, as most people do, because as a nurse I KNOW it is a lot more complex than that. Our healthcare system is out of control, and there are no quick, easy fixes.
I actually fear this more than my actual health problems, because who wants to be sick and ruin the family financially at the same time.