Mar 12 2010
My husband and I just received a letter from our insurance company letting us know that our health insurance premium for April will be $876.00. I am so disgusted. We have a policy with a $5000.00 deductible. This is crazy and if it didn’t hit us right in the wallet, would be laughable. There is not a darn thing we can do about it. We are at the age where we have a few health issues with cholesterol and blood pressure so no other insurer will cover us. They have us where they want us.
Unlike carinsurancelist.com where one can go to find out about numerous companies with which to insure an auto, we are stuck with Anthem. Yes Anthem, the business with the fancy high rise, glass fronted buildings that have ponds and beautiful landscaping.
Here is an excerpt from President Obama’s recent speech given at Arcadia University in Glenside, Pennsylvania.
And the insurance companies continue to ration health care based on who’s sick and who’s healthy; on who can pay and who can’t pay. That’s the status quo in America, and it is a status quo that is unsustainable for this country. We can’t have a system that works better for the insurance companies than it does for the American people. We need to give families and businesses more control over their own health insurance. And that’s why we need to pass health care reform — not next year, not five years from now, not 10 years from now, but now.
I never thought I would be for national health care but it is getting to the point of choosing to buy food or making enough money to pay our insurance premiums. I don’t know where else we can cut our budget.
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