LEARNING THE HARD WAY, INSURANCE WORKS
Holland is a place that holds significant meaning for me. It’s where I fulfilled my dream of higher education, where I discovered the beauty of a new culture and, interestingly enough, where I realized the value of medical insurance.
As a poor college student living abroad—I left Vietnam when I was 19—Holland opened my eyes to new experiences and a totally new way of life. Gardens overflowing with tulips, the countryside dotted with windmills, people riding their bicycles everywhere—I couldn’t help but be captivated by this new landscape even while I was hard at work studying for my business degree.
To help pay for my tuition, I took a part-time job and rode my bike from school to work every day. It was a hectic schedule, but I enjoyed the hustle and busyness of it. Unfortunately, my left knee couldn’t keep up and I ended up in a local hospital to treat some badly swollen ligaments. That’s when I learned about a little thing called medical insurance.
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