Eveline stopped in today to catch up on things. She complained, “My **** insurance went up $80 a month!”
I said, “Really? That’s exactly how much mine went up too!”
Interesting. Hers is a private plan. Mine is a group plan at work.
And, on mine – if your spouse can get insurance where they work, they cannot be insured on our plan.
I heard about someone who recently had a mole removed. If it was cancer, insurance would pay. If not, they won’t. So what do you do?
Right now, you get some sort of brownie points for living what they consider a healthier lifestyle – getting your scheduled check ups, losing weight, quitting smoking, taking your meds as prescribed, etc. You can bet that those things will be figured into your premiums next year. That’s the plan I hear. Which on the surface, all of that sounds reasonable. But what it really means is that you have no choice. You do what they say, period.
The reality is not turning out so well, is it?
- Workers, not firms pay for healthcare (upi.com)
- Social Security, Healthcare, and the Fallacy of Consumer ‘Choice’ (mikethemadbiologist.com)
- Will the Affordable Healthcare Act stop the healthcare insanity in America? (empreendersaude.com.br)
- Healthcare Reality (pauseandthink.wordpress.com)
- Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (trulyfairandbalanced.wordpress.com)
- The Luxury Of Healthcare (andrewsullivan.thedailybeast.com)
- Statement from Accretive Health (sys-con.com)