Growing up in middle-class middle America, Sonya Huber viewed health care as did most of her peers: as an inconvenience or not at all. There were braces and cavities, medications and stitches, the family doctor and the local dentist. Finding herself without health insurance after college graduation, she didn8217;t worry. It was a temporary problem. Thirteen years and twenty-three jobs later, her view of the matter was quite different. Huber8217;s irreverent and affecting memoir of navigating the nation8217;s health-care system brings an awful and necessary dose of reality to the political debates and propaganda surrounding health-care reform.
8220;I look like any other upwardly mobile hipster,8221; Huber says. 8220;I carry a messenger bag, a few master8217;s degrees, and a toddler raised on organic milk.8221; What8217;s not evident, however, is that she is a veteran of Medicaid and WIC, the federal government8217;s supplemental nutrition program for women, infants, and children. In160;Cover Me, Huber tells a story that is at once all too familiar and rarely told: of being pushed to the edge by worry; of the adamant belief that better care was out there; of taking one mind-numbing job after another in pursuit of health insurance, only to find herself scrounging through the trash heap of our nation8217;s health-care system for tips and tricks that might mean the difference between life and death.
- Genre: Health + Wellness, Biography + Autobiography
- Subgenre: General, Medical, Health Care Issues
- Publisher: Univ of Nebraska Pr
- Pages: 193
- Format: hardcover
- Release Date:
October 1, 2010
- Date Published:
October 1, 2010
Author: Sonya Huber
see shipping & returns
review this item
special offers and deals.
This item qualifies for free shipping when you spend $50 on qualifying items.,
- Online Item #: 12802784
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-50-6910
- ISBN: 9780803226234
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported