I'm a freelance Perl expert offering consulting and training. I do everything from fix legacy code bases to writing Modern Perl applications. I've written or cowritten two books on Perl and have leveraged this to live in multiple countries. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When I lived in the US, I quit a job I enjoyed and took a job I hated because that hated job – car salesman – offered health insurance. Keep in mind that I had something called a cholesteatoma and in the worst-case scenario, you can die from this relatively easy to treat condition. I had bloody pus running out of my ear for well over a year until the pre-existing medical clause expired and I could get my surgery. Not having medical care was not an option.