Thursday, October 29, 2009

I'm Starving!!

If you have read my post about homeschooling Maddie, you'll know that I do enjoy eating my words.  Today I was starving!

This time instead of being about homeschooling, it is about insurance, since ironically that was the frustrating topic of my last post.

My husband came home from work a month or two ago and announced that they were getting new insurance at his job.  That always makes me cringe because I'm always fearful that someone somewhere is going to deny Maddie coverage, even though I know that they can't do that on a group plan.  I also cringe because the amount we pay per month for our family to have insurance, (even though Shawn is free) is almost like another house payment.

Today was the first time I went to get Maddie's testing strips since our new insurance went into effect.  They used to cost us $70, just for that one prescription, just for that one month.  Today, I found out that our prescription co-pay is not $70 anymore, it's $10!!  This is where I started eating my words, once again.

This was the conversation in the pharmacy drive-thru between myself and the pharmacist.

"That will be $10."

"WHAAAAAAT?"  This is the part where I had to physically pick up my lower jaw and put it back into place.
"I said, that will be $10 for your daughter's testing strips."  She was not nearly as excited as I was at that point. 



"No way!"

"Um, yes way, ma'am."

"You're kidding me, right?"

"No, ma'am, I'm not kidding."

"OH.......MY.........GOODNESS......she just said it would be $10," I sometimes yell at my steering wheel.

The poor pharmacist had been hunched over at the microphone for several minutes waiting for me to get my act together, and my kids were scared, silent and wide-eyed in the back of the van watching my entire "freak-out" episode.

"Ma'am, I have customers waiting inside the store.  Are you going to pay for this today?"

See, for this pharmacist, it was just an everyday, run of the mill, prescription refill.  But for me, it was an answer to prayer in a desperate time of need.

.....The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.  James 5:16 


  1. oh wow kuddos to you guys .wecant afford the work insurance and it stinks anyways , they said they would deny me anyways . Im so glad that you guys got it together woo hoo .

  2. Oh, listen--we STRUGGLE to pay insurance! I know exactly what you mean! Thanks for the comment~

  3. Ohmygosh, your reaction is soooooo funny! I would have done the same thing, perhaps with a little happy dance thrown in. $10? That is AMAZING!!!

  4. Holy Happy Moment Batman! I would have been there with you, jaw to the ground and silly grin to boot! I'm so happy for you! Absolutely something to celebrate...we are heard...prayers are answered!

  5. Congrats on the savings. Changing insurances is a scary thing to do, especially when it is changing every year.