Thursday, June 17, 2004
Lucky me. Lucky lucky lucky me. Open enrollement for my insurence at work was up again. And again, just like my first tour of duty at Mountain Jacks, I was rejected for it on the grounds that I don't work enough hours. This got me thinking; there's probably only 2 or 3 people in that place that aren't managers that qualify for it, so why did they even bother making an announcement? They purposely shave hours, pay like shit, and then deny basic health benefits. Come very soon, I will be completely without any kind of health benefits. In the United States more than 43 million people (as of 2002) had no health insurance, that's roughly 15 percent of the population. ( source: http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/2003/cb03-154.html ) People who cannot afford insurance in this country are left to die. I will soon not be able to afford my perscriptions. I am currently taking Zoloft to treat depression/anxiety/paranoia. Granted, the shit has it's certain..eh hem, side-effects, but I WILL NOT go back to feeling like I did before I started taking it.