My husband and I are hard-working people that fall into the “just over the cusp” of any sort of help with insurance costs bracket. We are losing our insurance at the end of the year because our employers are no longer offering insurance. We will be buying new, private coverage, but it is going to kill us month to month. We were advised to wait until we switched insurances before we started the consultation process with an Orthodontist. So, we are now losing our better dental plan my husband had through his old Union and with the new plan through Obamacare, we will have to pay not only exorbitantly more per month, but also thousands more for orthodontia.
Our daughter is in eighth grade and needs braces. Her teeth are crowded, her bite is “off”, and a few of her adult teeth are having trouble even coming in because her mouth is just small and there’s not a lot of room. I never had braces w my own parents couldn’t afford it and now I have problems with my teeth and jaw. I wake up in pain most days and I have always been adamant that my kids would get braces if they needed them. I just am beside myself that this is happening when the majority of her peers are getting braces through Medicaid insurance and don’t have to pay a penny. It’s just not fair that middle class people who try to work hard are the ones finding themselves not able to afford proper healthcare.
If anyone out there reads this and has the luxury of sparing a contribution in this economy, I would be so incredibly appreciative and touched. I always hope that by helping others when we can, that we are saving up some good karma so that maybe we can receive help ourselves when we need it most. This is that time for my family and I just hope SOMEONE hears me out there. We aren’t ones to ask for help. We have been together for fourteen years and take pride in doing things ourselves. Sometimes it’s just time to give in and ask for assistance when you really need it. My husband doesn’t know I am even writing this. It would probably make him feel like he was failing as a provider. I just don’t know what else to do, as we are just trying to stay afloat as is.
Thank You From the Bottom of our Hearts,
The ******** Family