I'm a 34 year old Type I Diabetic considering going to law school. What concerns me is the ability to get adequate health insurance--or health insurance at all while in school. My first go around, I was on my parents insurance and was lucky enough to get a job after graduating so I did not have to worry. This time, I would be on my own and am extremely hesitant to take the plunge with out a blue print or plan to ensure that my medical needs will be met.
Are there any folks on here who have gone or know someone who has gone to law school and were responsible for getting their own health insurance and or medical supplies? If so, would you mind sharing your experience and suggestions?
Specifically, I'd like to know the following:
1. How well do University Health plans cover people with chronic illnesses--diabetes?
2. Does Financial Aid cover the cost of purchasing health insurance? I'm aware that you can receive aid for the cost of "required" insurance; Since my needs go far and above what's often required of healthy young people, is it possible to receive financial aid to cover the cost of insurance for people who have diabetes?
3. How does one attend law school and still get their medical supplies at a decent price?
Any thoughts, advice, suggestions, and personal opinions will be greatly appreciated.