Saturday, November 23, 2013

Home Again

We arrived back in Mesa the end of October and are all settled in for the winter.  As usual, I won't be posting as often while we are hibernating, but I do have a couple of things to mention.

First, I flew to Pennsylvania to visit with my father.  We had a nice time, as always.  It's just so great to see him doing so well.  A few days before I arrived, he said the leaves were just spectacular.  Then came the rain, followed by high winds that quickly stripped the trees.  He did take me to this scenic covered bridge where there was one tree still hanging on.

And I have some news.  I am one of the 20 million people who will lose my current health insurance because it doesn't meet the criteria for Obamacare.  Yep, I am one of the masses.  But the reason is what I find truly remarkable - my policy doesn't cover me for pregnancy.  Humm, at 61 I really wasn't planning anything like that.  Also amazing - my carrier seems to be psychic since they said I could keep my policy until the end of 2014 BEFORE Obama asked the insurance companies to do that.  Of  course I'll be paying an extra $50 a month.


  1. Welcome home. Think we've had enough rain now? I can't believe you're not thinking about getting pregnant. Think of how famous you'd be. Sorry to hear you're one of the masses. This whole health care issue is such a mess.

  2. Ouch!!! I don't know what to say about your healthcare problem other than it was "nice" of them to raise your premium $50 a month.

    But maybe it's for the best, your daughters might get jealous of a new sibling... ;c)

    Anyway, welcome home, weary travelers!

  3. Hang in there. You only need to wait 4 years and you can go on Medicare. So far, he hasn't messed that up.
    Really glad you aren't planning on getting pregnant. It would be really crowded in the motor home.

  4. I'm losing my healthcare insurance too. My current premium is $178/month and I can't find another for less than $325/month. I don't qualify for Medicare or Medicaid and I'm not eligible for a subsidy because - get this - my income is BELOW the poverty level. What a mess!

  5. Bob said he would marry me if I get pregnant. The name is already picked out. Miracle. Works for boy or girl.

  6. I don't think our health insurance is being impacted, but we've been outside the US for such a long time that we need to do some catching up to do ... and receive our mail to see if there are any surprises awaiting us.