Back in December I applied for health care, only to find out that I may have to provide proof that I’m not incarcerated. Then I got a letter in the mail saying that the health insurance I have now will be extended until March 31st. Perfect. I return my attention to my unincarcerated life and don’t think anything else about it until a couple days ago when I think,
‘It’s March. I wonder what’s going on with my health care.’
I log onto the site. The same message that was there in December is still there:
“Thank you for your application. You will receive a response in a few weeks.”
I call them. An automated voice tells me,
“Press one if you’re a small business, or say business. Press two if you’re an individual, or say individual.”
I press two.
“Sorry, I’m not sure what you pressed. Do you need to change your password?”
“No. Speak to a person.”
“You can change your password online.”
“SPEAK TO A PERSON.”
“Press zero for an operator.”
I get a human being. I tell him,
“I applied for health care in December and now I’m worried because it’s almost March 31st and I haven’t heard back.”
He looks up my file.
“Yes. You did apply in December. We’re extending everyone’s insurance again until June 30th.”