UPDATE: My goal has been met! Thank you so much, everyone. If all goes as it should, I will be able to maintain my current healthcare. As it is, my housing remains somewhat unstable, though it is now looking less like I am facing immediate homelessness than it was a few days ago. Therefore, any help beyond my original goal to keep my healthcare would still be deeply appreciated. Thank you all so much.
I am currently in an extremely precarious position in life. My rent? Too damn high. I had hoped beyond hope I would never be able to utter these words again: I am at immediate risk of becoming homeless.
My landlord messaged me a couple days ago that I had 30 days to either pay double rent, move out, or find a new roommate. Tough, I figured, but I would do whatever it takes to try. Yesterday she messaged me again to say actually, I only get eleven days. Today makes 10. Now I’m terrified.
The only one good thing I have going for me in life at the moment is that after a stay in the hospital for almost a week, and months and months of seeing various specialists, I feel like I am finally in a program that is working for me. I am now on a path towards getting medical help for a litany of issues (congenital, developmental, psychiatric, musculoskeletal, and cardiac) that I have needed for a very long time.
My premiums had been based on previous years’ tax returns, not my current income. I did not understand that I could actually fix problem until a social worker helped me with this recently. So in the future, I will not have this problem again.
However, because my current coverage is set to be terminated on the 30th, I cannot apply the income based credits to my account. Even though my income has been low all year, these credits do not apply retroactively.
If my coverage is terminated, I would not be able to keep my same doctors, stay in my intensive outpatient psychiatric program, may not continue to receive the same treatments that are helping me now, and my eligibility for treatments - for issues that I have suffered badly from and that have required medical attention for many years - that I am now, finally, scheduled to receive treatment for would become open questions again.
As much as I hate to have to do this kind of fundraiser again, and as unstable as everything else in my my life is currently, keeping my same doctors and maintaining my current treatments are my top priorities. I would honestly much rather lose my residence and become homeless yet again and keep my current medical plan, than the other way around.
If I exceed my goal on here, everything above the amount I need will go towards resolving my precarious housing situation.
Gofundme says to go wild adding selfies to this but my phone is at 2% at the doctors office waiting room and I can’t plug it in. So expect a plethora of updates containing pictures of my face on here.