Thanks for the support everyone! Yes, I can continue my insurance through COBRA, but I heard it was very expensive. I work for a larger company that is contracted through the hospital I work at. The hospital decided they did not want to renew their contract with our company, hence me leaving.
My company, healthport, said it would send me a packet in the mail on the insurance information. However, I am just wondering how expensive it is going to be because I heard it was! Of course, a couple other people told me when I apply for unemployment to file for public aid, too. Anything to help!
For my upcoming surgery, the hospital does have a financial assistance program that I was going to apply for. In Feb., I had part of my colon (half transverse & descending) taken out by a local surgeon here where I live in southern IL, but as you can see, it did not help, and I have felt just as bad! (Found a new doctor, and getting the whole colon taken out this time) I got accpeted then 100% for the stay.
That was a relief.
I calmed down after I posted this that day, and I am just trying to look at this way. Maybe I do need this summer for to focus on my health, get better. A new job will appear in due time, and maybe this is just a sign for better things indeed.
Everyone has been supportive. People have been understanding about my bills, and my parents are trying to help me whenever they can at times, too. So, hopefully, everything will work out for the best!