I'm now officially poor.
Hard thing to wrap my head around.
I live in a VERY rich town on a large chunk of land that's been in my family for generations. I work on this land and my family keep food in the fridge and gas in the car, so my total lack of income has been hidden from view. No one knows just how poor I am.
Not even me until today.
But today, I enrolled in Medicaid.
And I had to detail my lack of income, lack of assets, lack of membership in the capitalist race. Had to face my poverty and confess it to the woman that helped me through the process (shout out to Norma, I love you, lady, you made this process bearable).
It was very humbling.
But at least now I have (sort of) health insurance.
I don't know what this will cover, whether I can find a decent doctor locally that will take Medicaid, et cetera.
Looks like it'll be an adventure.
But at least I now know that an accident while I'm working won't be economically catastrophic.
Maybe I can get some new glasses!