Just to say Hi.

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Registered: 11-17-2007
Just to say Hi.
Wed, 01-18-2012 - 3:51pm

I am writing this because this is one of my good days. For a total

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Registered: 10-01-2009
Wed, 01-18-2012 - 10:31pm
Thank you for the update Maryann.

I hope you continue to improve in your health and continue to appreciate your blessings.

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-24-2007
Thu, 01-19-2012 - 7:19am
Hi Mary Ann, it's great to hear from you!

Thanks for the update. I know being back in debt can be psychologically trying, but at least you go the best deals possible. 0% for 20 months is a really good deal.

Wow, as a Canadian with free health care, I can't even imagine having to spend $700 per month on health insurance. That's a might big chunck of change. I suppose, given all your health problems with the leg, that it's significantly less expensive than paying for treatment: but still, wow. $700 per month!!

Take care of yourself Mary Ann. Always glad to hear from you!


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Registered: 08-25-2006
Thu, 01-19-2012 - 2:48pm
Thanks for the update Mary Ann. Sounds like you are taking care of yourself the best you can.

FHIAP Family Health Insurance Assistance Program is something here in Oregon that helps people pay their insurance premiums.

They pay a percentage based on your income. I wonder if there isn't something similar where you live. My mom and dad looked into it (they also have crazy high insurance premiums) and unfortunately having a rental house pushed them over income line, but something to maybe look into.

I have never had disposable income to speak of, yet had never heard of FHIAP until I met my SO. My employer pays 100%, so I have never been in need, but point being I have lived in Oregon my entire life, been on various forms of assistance over the years, yet had never head of it.

Who knows what may be lurking out there.
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Registered: 07-24-1997
Thu, 01-19-2012 - 4:38pm

Thanks for the update Mary Ann.

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Registered: 11-17-2007
Fri, 01-20-2012 - 12:56am

We get our insurance through the state of Kentucky before Raymond hit 65 and got on Medicare it wasn't so bad about 300 a month for both of us. Family plan having a baby was even covered. LOL but when he got to 65 the state pays for his sub insurance and I was put on a single high risk policy because of the cancer. In August I will be 65 so I can go on

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Registered: 12-31-2010
Fri, 01-20-2012 - 2:43pm

Good to hear from you, Mary Ann, glad to hear Raymond is chugging along too.

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Registered: 11-17-2007
Sat, 01-21-2012 - 1:59am

thanks but I have no plans to stop smoking

Mary Ann