Hey folks - this is for the show, so note that, though I use forum names not real names. This isn’t just for Americans since even in places with more logical health care, you may still need to navigate this conversation with your employers.
We’re talking about figuring out health insurance when you are looking at job offers. If you need specific health care - cancer screenings, insulin, biologicals, trans* care, ART, PrEP - have you ever brought it up in the job negotiation process?
Have you asked for details on the health care plan to see if you would be covered? Did you “out” yourself?
Have you ever turned down a job because the health care plan wouldn’t cover your needs? If you have a disability and will need use of flex-time for appts or flare ups, how did you navigate that convo?