i am an unrequited astronomer, pretend patient, gentle adventurer, pedal enthusiast, recovering calligrapher, occasional thespian and unfinished poet living in portland, oregon. contacting me via email is usually a good idea.
3:23 PM: we'd rather pay for babies
as the kind folks at blue cross/blue shield keep telling me, i have the best individual plan they offer (which, incidentally, has a $500 deductible and a $4000 coinsurance limit). but -none- of their individual plans covers contraception, including IUD removal or replacement, which i will need in a few years. "don't ask me why; i guess we'd rather pay for babies," said mary at customer service today. arrgghhh!
i may need to look for another health insurer, then. kaiser rejected me for having an abnormal pap smear several years ago, even though a follow-up appointment found nothing amiss, so it was likely a false positive or a smudged slide (i can reapply there in another two years). can anyone recommend another individual plan, or are you all gainfully employed w/ a good health insurance plan?