So, when I got an offer by mail from my college for health coverage at a discount with the same insurance company, I took a look. I found similar coverage, albeit with a deductible in most cases and higher copays, for as much as 75% less. Having been blessed with good health through diet and medication, I will not need another doctor's visit until summer 2009. And, not knowing how long it will take to find another job and have that health insurance begin, why wouldn't I take advantage of having to pay a little less every month, even after having to meet a deductible.
Now, I have three more pages to print, which for some reason take a good long while to print, then a lot of detailed information to fill out. Even with my many years of health insurance work experience, I have a lot of studying to do in order to fill it out correctly and to make sure I actually wind up saving money in the long run.
Jeez, what a lot of work it takes to save money! Can't wait for the eventuality of universal single-payer health insurance when I won't have to worry about this at all and I can focus on so many other things.