i really relate to your post! i am navigating the insurance waters currently and its a huge hassle. i for one will be so glad when we can no longer be denied coverage just because we have MS. we have a year to go on that though. in the meantime, its tricky. at least it has been for me.
there are some options such as a high risk insurance pool and i live in SF, so the city-funded health coverage is also an option for me. these have drawbacks though. the high risk pool for california allows you coverage only after 6 months of no coverage. you might want to check to see what your state offers. i think there is also a federal plan as well. the healthy SF plan offers coverage after 3 months of no coverage. another option is a school plan. you didn't mention whether you are still in college but if the school has a plan then you can look into being covered under that.
you didn't mention which medication you take but many have financial assistance plans. coapxone's assistance plan still requires health insurance coverage but many of the others don't. LDN is very affordable too, so if you are willing to switch treatment that could be an option even without health insurance.
not sure which field you would like to work in, but i would bet that you can find something that appeals to you more than a gigantic corporation. i work for a hospital and had great insurance (even working part time...until i went perdiem and then had no coverage at all). teachers, professors, etc have great health plans. my partner works for an ad agency and their plan has no pre-existing condition clause and now covers me. just depends on what you are looking for.
its not easy to figure out. our current healthcare system is a joke if you have anything that might actually need health coverage. its hard but not impossible. definitely look into what your city or state has to offer as well.
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