I went to see my dentist today. One last visit before I will expose myself to the US health care adventure. I’ve had private insurance in Germany up until today. I was covered under my parents’ health care plan up to the age of 27, since then, because I technically was still a student, I was still covered by the same health insurance company.
Usually you can’t have private insurance in Germany unless you earn a certain income or work for the public services [teachers, like my parents, count as public servants as well] and there was no chance for me to get covered by the public health care system. It wouldn’t have covered me, because I didn’t have a job in Germany at the time. Since I had been with the private health care company for all my life and was still finishing my education, they made an exception. So, this has been quite convenient and I went to all my anual check-ups while I was here.
I am not giving up my insurance quite yet, but I know that I’ll have to get insurance in the US once I’ll be settled in. I am not really looking forward to finding new primary care physicians. Luckily, I don’t have a medical history or any medical conditions that have to be monitored. I had iron deficiency anemia 4 years ago, but I’ve had an anual blood check and my results have been ok, so I am not worried about that. There is no reason for any health insurance company to turn me down. I am glad that Jon’s Dad will be happy to help me figure that out. Any advice is, of course, highly appreciated.