by Jan From Woodgate
From the moment we slide out of the birth canal our brand new little bodies start incurring costs. Mass medical bills accumulate at a rapid pace, in addition to all the high-priced goods and gadgets required to bring a newbie on board.
Of course, it doesn’t end there as we parents are well aware of. I think the total cost of raising a child from birth to “get out” is somewhere around a hundred grand.
For this reason, and several others, I am striving for a low budget dying plan. Fortunately my insurance currently covers Hospice’s expenses, but that will expire soon when it reaches the policy’s limit of coverage. We then have to explore new avenues, like Social Security or Medicare to step in.
Now, there’s a road I have never traveled. Yes indeed I have been a loyal contributor my entire life so I can only hope and pray that in my hours of need my country will stand behind me.
I certainly see many folks taking advantage of these services whether they need them or not, so this shall be interesting to see how it all plays out.
Here’s my Cancer Card Disney Wish: I want to die for free. No funeral home involvement with fat pricey caskets and the dreaded “viewing”…not happening. Private service only at discretion of family. No lenghthy obit describing what I’ve done since high school, no gathering of mourners (some thinking “finally!”), just a quiet slippage off into wherever we end up when we’re gone from here. I’m looking into donating the ol’ bod to science because I hear cremation is free with that deal.
Hey, after diligently paying every single bill I have incurred in my lifetime—with a perfect credit score to prove it—I do not feel that my death should cost a dime. PR should not be stuck with all kinds of bills that confirm he had a long-term wife who is now deceased.
The fact that this crappy disease is cutting my life short should not guarantee a pocket full of cash for ANYONE…so back off death-eaters. Don’t be sizing me up in public cuz you will not be involved in this payout.
Over my dead body…
Editor’s Note: Cards and well-wishes can be sent to: Jan Knudsen, P.O. Box 147, Woodgate, NY 13494.