Hoping for 65

 

Even with Obamacare I cannot afford health insurance. Here’s why:

I am 60 and unemployed after a year looking for work, so I do not receive any tax credits via the marketplace.

Since I have an IRA and a small bank account, I do not qualify for Medicaid. Hence, I have to choose between healthcare for my many ailments or food and shelter until I somehow find work or end up on government subsidies when I deplete my resources.

I’m in need of much medical help, but am not ready to lose my home, so I carefully pick which ailments are affordably treatable. I hope I survive until I reach 65.

I’m sure there are many others like me that are falling through this crack, but you never read about us.

Bruce Glider, Hollywood

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