Here’s the back story: When I lost my first career in teaching in June 2011, I lost the excellent health care insurance benefits that came with it, benefits that I took for granted until I did not have it any longer. Some of you may remember my story from Sept. 2011, a testimony I shared on my blog and in that testimony I said that after being denied coverage from all the big name insurances due to a medical reasons (a pre-existing condition), I was at my wits end UNTIL God opened the door for me to have coverage through an insurance company that I never heard of before. Now, while this company offered me basic coverage, that was it, BASIC coverage which meant while it covered most basic needs like appointments with my primary care doctor, it did NOT cover MANY other important needs like specialists and visits to the ER. I remember praying that I would not have a head cold/sinus infection because a visit to that specialist which we call an Ear, Nose and Throat Doctor (ENT) would cost me out-of-pocket $100.00 (literally) because my health insurance at the time did NOT cover visits to doctors who were specialists. So I was on pins and needles for nearly three years, praying that I would NOT get sick or need to go to the hospital. But I did get a head cold a couple of times in the past two years and each time, I had to pay out-of-pocket because since my insurance was not accepted by my ENT. So the services were $100.00.
So what changed this year? This is where I say THANK GOD FOR OBAMA CARE or more properly said, the Affordable Health Care Act! Praise Jesus because of GOD working through U.S. President Barack Obama to establish this Act, millions of Americans of which I am one are as of January 1, 2014, covered by noteworthy and well-known insurance companies who offer EXCELLENT health care packages! My insurance as of January 2014 is just as good as my insurance when I was a teacher and for that I am SO grateful!
Case in point: Just a few weeks ago, I had a head cold that required a visit to my ENT and since my new insurance IS accepted by my ENT, instead of paying $100 in out of pocket costs, I only paid $20.00! Praise Jesus! And the antibiotic was given to me by the pharmacy for FREE! God is GOOD! Since then, I've wasted NO time in visiting the doctors I had not seen in nearly three years and breathed a BIG SIGH OF RELIEF and PRAISED JESUS CHRIST every day! Truth be told, I’m STILL Praising JESUS! Unless you’ve walked that path of having NO health insurance or being barely covered by health insurance, you have NO IDEA how GOOD it feels to finally be COVERED COMPLETELY by EXCELLENT health insurance that covers my EVERY HEALTH CARE NEED!
So I say ALL of this to encourage you! As you can see by my story, God didn’t answer my prayers the way I thought He would but He sure did show up and show out when the time was right! You can also see that God works through people. I am convinced that God impressed President Obama to think of and implement the Affordable Health Care Act and because of it more than 2 million people can breathe easier and be taken care of when they are sick or in need of medical attention.
Praise God for His Providence! God was not only watching out for me, He was watching out for MILLIONS of people here in America who were in dire financial straits and He worked it out for our GOOD just like it says in The Bible verse Romans 8:28!
Now I DO have MORE news! But that will have to wait until next week Thursday!
Meanwhile, I’m praying that God will continue to provide for you and bless you in ways you’d least expect!