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Health Insurance

We all have asthma, but Welfare won’t give you money for you to get a machine.  You still have to pay for the machine. Melissa was wheezing really badly, and she came all the way from 15th and Mason to use my children’s machine.  She had to use this small mask because I can’t afford to buy a big mask for me.

That is the YMCA--through your medical coverage you can join the Y. They actually will pay for you to get a membership to the Y as a way of reducing more health problems,  a way to keep them from forking out more money if you get overweight and start developing more medical problems. I think it’s a good way to relieve stress, too. You know, you get to go the gym and you get to work out, you just get some free time to clear your head for a couple hours.

There are some benefits. They provide your children with vaccinations, things that they can’t get in third world countries, things that we take for granted… they can take care of me medically but the rest of me is just dangling out there, hanging on a rope...

 

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