As I mentioned previously, among other things, failing the quals and being kicked out of the program has left me suddenly without health insurance after the end of this month. For the summer, I have work lined up, but it is without benefits. After that, I hope to be able to work for Husband’s company, which would make us both self-employed. (For stability, I’ll get a real job if we don’t have a solid amount of funds in the company account). After I found on e-health insurance that a medical plan with prescription (and maternal) coverage for Husband and I combined would run $700 a month, Sara from Yellow Ibis shared with me this great NYTimes article on finding health insurance for the self-employed.
From the article I found this great resource, healthinsuranceinfo.net, which is hosted by the Georgetown health policy institute. From there, you can get a free state-specific consumer guide on getting and keeping health insurance. I haven’t completely delved through my state’s guide yet, but I’m glad I found this great resource!