Oy. I got home to a letter from the health insurance company asking for information about previous insurance coverage and when I first presented symptoms for my condition etc (I'm going to assume it's my thyroid meds they want to know about and not the birth control pills; however, I tried to call them to confirm this, since all that's on the letter is a claim number, not what med the letter is about, and their offices were closed. At 4:45. Yargh.) I'm going to be damned annoyed if they preexisting condition my damned thyroid. It's not like I went out and got health insurance1 because of my thyroid; I have insurance because the school is requiring it.
On a related note, next year I will more than likely be adjuncting and thus, will not have insurance again. I'm probably just going to go back to paying out of pocket and trying not to break things, but is anyone on my lovely friends list currenting self-insuring themselves and have recs for affordable coverage? Blue Cross Blue Shield is the big local choice, but the cheapest they have for a non-maternity quote is $100 a month with a $5k deductible, and, um, no.