From 1990 until 2006 I had very good health insurance. Dental, vision, and hospitalization. I took it for granted. I’m self employed (if you can call it that) and haven’t had insurance since early 2006. Last year I had an allergic reaction to something and ended up in the hospital. Today, my little cold has developed into some nasty stuff. I wrote yesterday (actually about 13 hrs ago) about my symptoms. Today I can add to the list fever, and the dry cough has turned wet. I’m coughing…ah…i’ll say “out”, dark mucus. Everything I have here is to treat the symptoms, not the cause. So, with no health insurance, I’m taking Tylenol, and some serious “Night, Night” cough medicine, a lot of fluids, vitamins, and Emergen-C.