My husband may soon lose his job. Or he might not. We don’t know. He was awarded a grant in December that he was supposed to get money from in January. It’s now June and apparently they are still in the vetting process. Because apparently that’s how it’s done. You are awarded the money before they decide whether or not they like you. It’s like from Through the Looking-Glass. You serve the cake, then you cut it.
So I’m looking for new health insurance. Apparently a lot of attorneys are self-employed, so the bar associations of some states will have some sort of insurance pool to make individual insurance not be so GODDAMNED MOTHER FUCKING EXPENSIVE. So I called the Texas Bar to talk with them about it because I have a special place in my heart for the Texas Bar (and because the Maryland Bar was in Ocean City at a conference. Like the whole bar but me). But since I don’t live in Texas anymore, I’m not eligible. Fair enough.
A little later, I got a call back from the insurance sales lady for the Maryland bar. I told her my situation, and guess what I learned. I seriously don’t fucking believe it. YOU CAN’T GET HEALTH INSURANCE IF YOU’RE PREGNANT! At least, not an individual plan.
I still can’t wrap my mind around this. If you are pregnant, you can’t get health insurance. I can’t believe I live in a world where pregnant women are thrown under the bus and this is ok.