I’ve had yard sales and taught my kids about redeeming cans and bottles…to teach them the value of work, earning money and how to save for something you really want.
Their health never entered into the equation.
Not for Rosalee. Rosalee works full time and knows without a doubt that her son needs health insurance. He has epilepsy. When his monthly premiums grew to $1,000 a month, she began selling off possessions to pay the premiums. A toaster here, an old T.V. there, her clothes, old teddy bears, anything she could sell to raise the money.
Desperate, she went to a school nurse and said, “I have nothing left to sell.” Her son’s insurance had lapsed and he needed his seizure medication.
One call to Young & Healthy and one call to a volunteer neurologist–like magic her life changed. He was assessed and quickly taken care of. A volunteer pharmacist donated his medication. This young man will be a short-term client for us.
The second call was to an insurance specialist who explained that, because of a change in the law, pre-existing conditions for children were no longer “counted” when applying for insurance.
Rosalee has applied for new low-cost insurance that she can afford for her son, with no yard sales necessary.
We’ll take care of her son until the new insurance “kicks in”, and Rosalee will be BACK on her way to being the self-sufficient and resourceful mother that she’s always been.