I have been a self employed computer programmer for 17 years. Being self employed I have always had to pay for my own health insurance and this last year it finally reached $1,970 per month. I finally had to cancel, but I am now uninsurable because I have had Type 2 diabetes on my record, even though now it's fine, plus, I simply can't afford those kind of premiums as you can imagine.
I'm getting ready to go back to school for either nursing or radiography with MRI and I'm curious how the benefits are...do you folks get insurance and how much do you pay if any? I'd be willing to work at 1/2 the going wage if I can just get some insurance coverage. What are the benefits like in general (I'm aware of what the 'average' wage scale is, but I'm more interested in insurance than wages).