In the excitement over our new arrival, I am forgetting that as of this Friday, I am retired from the grime of working nights.
The Social Security end of it begins next March (it starts the following month after your birthday).
My task of late, besides getting things ready for Sierra, is to find an affordable healthcare plan to replace the one I got through work.
"The Affordable Care Act" is a total lie as medical coverage costs have gone through the roof and the lowest one I found for 2016 was through AMAC for $509 a month. Yes, you read that right. A month!
Some people are paying $800+ per month. That's almost the cost of my current rent. I don't see how they can do it unless they have a subsidy or have the income of a Bill Gates.
A lot of them say, "Oh, this is a Godsend as my wife has a re-existing condition and it covers it." Well, that's nice. But your're robbing Peter to pay for Paul's (or Pauline's) medical bills. Socialism is great until you run out of other people's money.
I will dig around to see if a cheaper one can be found. As a retiree, I may qualify for a subsidy on the exchanges. I will be checking that out.
You can thank Barack Obama and the Democrat Party for making a total mess of things! Many already have by voting quite a number of Democrats out of office.