Originally Posted by Bestwifeever
Welcome to the forum! Nice for you to be able to look forward sailing (I'll be shoveling snow while you're out on the bounding seas).
Some of us (okay, me) are worrywarts about this question: Do you have health insurance/health care planned for?
Thanks for the words of welcome...I'm sure its no fun to shovel but you also have the benefit of snow for the holidays (I grew up in Chicago and living in AZ the winter holidays just aren't the same!)
I appreciate your concern about the health insurance...I am also a worrywart that way and would not consider going un- or under-insured. We will continue to pay for our private health insurance, which we already have since we are self-employed. It is the most expensive item in the budget, after the mortgage!
But worth it...earlier this summer DH had a minor cut that required stitches and we sure were glad to have insurance...two hand surgeries later we totaled up the benefits statements and realized it would've cost over 20K without insurance. I can't imagine if it were a more serious or long-term illness! I'm sure there are already threads on this site that deal with this topic but healthcare in this country is in a sorry state.