alex gregory wrote:I was impressed to see that the new forms have a prominent "No Insurance" option. Too often medical forms make it seem that medical insurance is somehow required by not including a no insurance option.
With 12%+ unemployment in Oregon, we have our fair share of the 50 million+ uninsured in our troop. For those that have insurance deductibles are often high enough that it basically feels like no insurance. An annual checkup is not cheap - I know it stings when it comes out of my pocket. The troop opportunity fund is already stretched by increased number of families who need help with summer camp fees. The new rules in effect at least double the cost of going to summer camp.
My question is what if anything are troops, districts or councils doing to help families handle the medical costs that are now required under the new rules?
Hmm, it must be nice to live in Canada, France, UK, Denmark, Japan or just about anywhere else outside the 3rd World and not have to ask such a ridiculous question.
PS If you actually lived in those countries, and waited your eight months to get your physical, you might change your mind . My dad recently broke his ankle while traveling in Europe. Waited fourteen hours (yes, 14) in an ER to be seen. In pain the whole time. Finally got in to the doc, who gave him two pain pills, told him to immobilize it and put it on ice, then moved on to the next patient. They rented a car and drove to Switzerland, where they were able to be seen by a doctor with incentive to treat.
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