Word on the Street: “I felt like a million dollars with health insurance.”

March 23, 2016

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Lauren
Lead Copywriter

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Name: Frank
Profession: Actor and director
Location: Austin, Texas
Story: When I was a kid and had gall bladder surgery, my family and I didn’t have insurance. We were in debt for a really long time after that. That was a time when I really needed health insurance and didn’t have it. When I was older, I had a few panic attacks and a friend took me to the hospital. I didn’t have insurance. That was my first lesson that you couldn’t go to the hospital for just any old thing. Years later, I got a spider bite on my elbow and it swelled up to the size of a ballon. Again, I didn’t have insurance. When I worked at Starbucks, that was the first place I got insurance. I was there for six years. It was really great to carry that Blue Cross Blue Shield card your wallet. You just felt like a million bucks. I’m no longer at Starbucks, but I currently have insurance. Thankfully I haven’t had to use it. It always seems like when you have it, you don’t need to use it.

(Photo credit: Jesus A. Robles)