My son just graduated from college so will be off my husband's insurance. His employer does not have group health insurance. Here in New York he can get insurance through HealthyNY. It is based on income. There are several companies that you can choose from (rates vary). They said he has 63 days from the time his present coverage ends to making sure the new one kicks in for his pre-existing condition (Crohns) to be covered. We started filling out the form but my husband's company said they would keep him on another few months. Gives us a little breathing room. I would think most states have something like this.
--Mom of bratcat (17 years old) and nonamejames (19 years old)--
Daughter bratcat was diagnosed with pancolitis October 2006
Flared Fall 2006, Fall 2007, Spring 2008
Asacol, Rowasa, hydrocortisone enemas, prednisone, 6-mp, Remicade
7/3/08-Step 1 j-pouch surgery and no more meds!
11/10/08-Step 2 reconnect!
Son nonamejames was diagnosed with Crohns in Spring 2008
Asacol, Pentasa, 6-mp