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Old 07-08-2008, 09:49 AM   #1
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I'm 52 and ready but

Hi all:

I'm new here. My wife (51) and I (52) planned to RE in 3 years but she was recently diagnosed with cancer (DES daughters). She is also losing her job and health insurance because her company moved to Mexico. The health insurance is now a big problem with us since it's going to be expensive for us to get HI due to her pre-existing condition. I know she can use COBRA or get on mine group insurance but what will we do if I also stop working in 2 years??

I wish we have UHC now. Any advice is appreciated.


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Old 07-08-2008, 09:52 AM   #2
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Does your state offer a high risk pool?

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Old 07-08-2008, 10:00 AM   #3
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We're in CA. I'm not sure.
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Old 07-08-2008, 10:32 AM   #4
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Sorry to hear about your wife's condition, and hope she does great.

Look here for starters. Your predicament is widespread, and you can't wait for UHC, unfortunately, so working longer that you'd otherwise like might be your fall-back plan. I wish we had UHC, too.

Hope one of the options discussed meets your needs.
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As if you didn't know..If the above message contains medical content, it's NOT intended as advice, and may not be accurate, applicable or sufficient. Don't rely on it for any purpose. Consult your own doctor for all medical advice.
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