Tuesday, April 17, 2007

I don't wanna grow up...

It's that time of year again... the time when we have to choose our insurance plans and other benefits. I HATE IT! I mean, don't get me wrong, I'm excited that I have health insurance for the first time since I got married, but I hate this process. We have FirstCare insurance... um, yeah, it blows in terms of prescriptions and mental health coverage... but is ok for everything else. Well, that would be all fine and good... except everyone in my family is in counseling and on one medication or another. UGH! Then there is the dental and vision coverage. The vision coverage is good... but the dental is way expensive when you add it all up. I'm not trying to sound all whiny, I know that there are many people without insurance (I was one of them for 12 yrs), but why does it have to be so blasted expensive and cover so little. I hate paying for something I might need. UGH! I wanna be a kid again!
P.S. Does anyone know how much it costs to put braces on a kid? This might be the determining factor in whether I keep the dental or not!


Diane said...

Yeah--being a grown-up is hard...it's expensive! All three of our children had to have braces...here in Minnesota the cost was around the $4,000 figure. Don't know how that fits into your thinking...but what a grown-up you really are to be doing some research!

Looney Mom said...

Well, at least you have ANY insurance. Let me tell you it stinks having NONE. And braces are about $6,000 here. Good luck.