I’ve just experienced another first in the layoff world. My kids and I lost our health insurance on 4/1/15 through my old workplace. I was able to get my kids enrolled in the state’s health insurance, but I was denied. Although I have tried several times the last week to get enrolled in the government marketplace, I have not been successful.
So far, I have not needed to go to the doctor. However, my anti-depressant medication is about to run out. So what do I do? As you know, I have not been doing well with my depression. So I don’t think that going off of my medication right now is a good idea. Do you know what I’m saying?
So today I decided to bite the bullet and call the pharmacy. I needed to find out how much my medication was going to cost me. With my insurance I paid $20 for a 90 day supply. Without insurance I had to pay $158 for a 90 day supply. That wasn’t too bad. A lot better than other medications that I have been on in the past that cost almost a $1,000 before the insurance paid. So I was very thankful that the cost was at least in my price range.
The pharmacist told me that I could get a 30 day supply if I needed to break up the cost. However, I decided to get a 90 day supply, since I currently have the money. When I went to pick up the prescription, the woman at the counter asked me if I had insurance. After I told her that I didn’t, I stood there holding my breath. I was worried that she would come back and tell me that I couldn’t get the refill without doctor approval or something.
Thankfully, that wasn’t the case. Instead, I was given a wonderful surprise. The woman at the counter said that she gave me a coupon towards my prescription. I thought, ‘Hey that every little cent helps.’ The coupon was not just a few cents off, it was for several dollars off. The coupon discount she gave me was around $90 off. What a great surprise that was.
I was expecting to pay $158 and left there only paying $66 for a 90 day supply. Thank you Lord for helping me out once again. It’s not in my nature to tell people to have a blessed day. However, when I checked out, I made sure to tell this woman, “Thank you and have a blessed day.” Because the little blessing she gave me was more than I ever expected.
In this day and age, it’s the little unexpected things that can really make your day. A kind word from a stranger, an unexpected discount, a helping hand. These are the things that can really lift a person’s spirit. Good things do come to those who wait. 🙂 I hope you all have a blessed day also.