Obamacare Continues to Work for Me

I realize I live in a state that has its Affordable Care Act together, but the materials for my new insurance arrived in the mail, and all the instructions for what I had to do were very clear. I spent some time researching my choices for a primary care physician, found a really great one who was accepting patients, and registered online with my new provider. It was a breeze! It wasn’t clear how to assign my dentist however, so I called, got someone immediately who just did it for me, and I was able to make the NYU Dental School my dentist, which is what I wanted.

I also discovered that I have a prescription plan and my regular pharmacy is part of their program. From now on all my prescriptions are $3. Another thing I learned: with this plan I can walk into any ER if I need emergency care, but if it’s only urgent care (sprained ankle, etc.) I can walk into any one of a list of clinics for free. I got a list of those and bookmarked them.

I just feel so taken care of and covered for all medical contingencies.

Heading into choir practice. Tonight, for the very first time, I liked the Charles Ives piece we’re doing, Psalm 90. Took long enough.


Stacy Horn

I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.

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