Posts Tagged ‘Home for the Holidays’

Health Care For The Holidays Ho Ho Nope

December 15, 2013

For the second week in a row, the Washington Healthplanfinder website is down, and it’s causing problems for people who are dealing with billing issues. Some of them say the website is mistakenly debiting their accounts. Shannon Bruner of Indianola logged on to her checking account Monday morning, and found she was almost 800 dollars in the negative. “The first thing I thought was, ‘I got screwed,’” she said.The Bruners enrolled for insurance on the Washington Healthplanfinder website, last October. They say they selected the bill pay date to be December 24th. Instead the Washington Healthplanfinder drafted the 835 dollar premium Monday.“We’ve got to figure out how to get money to pay the bills for the next week or two until we have another check come through,” said Josh Bruner. “It’s just crazy.” “We haven’t bought anyone’s Christmas gifts yet,” said Shannon Bruner. “We’re just kind of waiting.” “We wrote a check to our nanny last week, it isn’t going to work,” said Josh Bruner. “So she can’t get paid.”

Health care for the holidays..



Ask The Eye, Home For The Holidays There Are People That Care

November 25, 2010

Dear Eye View

I am a single, 72-year-old woman with no children, and most of my family is estranged, so I do not spend holidays with any of them and it has been that way for many, many years (and it is OK). Every year around holiday time, I get an invitation to Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner from people who “figure” that I may be alone for the holidays. That is a kind gesture, but I never hear from them for the rest of the year … ever. I don’t want to sound ungrateful, but I am offended and feel like a charity case when I get these invites. If they really cared about me or considered me a friend, wouldn’t they want to know how I am the rest of the year? I graciously turn them down, but I always feel that it is more for them than me because people like to feel like they are helping the “needy” and they feel warm a fuzzy this time of year. Am I looking at this wrong?


Dear Wondering

Yea you are looking at this wrong. They are asking you to visit at Thanksgiving which seems to be more than you have ever done for others. Accept their invitations for Thanksgiving or Christmas parties. You never know when you will meet that person who really cares about you and wants to be intimate.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving