Mar 12 2010

Boggling My Mind

Published by at 6:40 am under economy

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 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.

I’m depressed.

6 responses so far

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  • 6 Responses to “Boggling My Mind”

    1. sandy on 12 Mar 2010 at 2:48 pm

      I am now, have always been; even before Obama for a National Health Care Plan. Having worked in the medical field for 22 years I know how many are uninsured. I know how long Insurance companies keep people hanging, I know how they purposely make things to difficult in hopes that people give up. I also know year after year when things are tough for families, and some businesses the ONLY industry making money hand over fist is now and has been for a good long while the Insurance Companies. They don’t want change, they’ve never wanted change, they’ve always had strong lobbyist who fight tooth and nail and spend money to fight harder to avoid change. All the money and effort the lobbyist put forth could actually help someone.

      Sorry to hear you’re having this issue, hope you can find a way around it. There are some reasonable places on line to obtain insurance. Plug in insurance rate comparison. Why do you say you don’t have a choice? Is this through your employer?

      .-= sandy´s last blog ..Pack Traveling Wine Glasses =-.

    2. Karen on 12 Mar 2010 at 4:03 pm

      Sandy, we own our own business and have to provide our own health insurance. We don’t have a choice because other companies turn us down because of blood pressure and cholesterol issues. We are healthy and are stuck. I can understand why people go without insurance.

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    4. Stakhanov on 12 Mar 2010 at 8:54 pm

      Sad story we hear about way too often these days. I dont want to be mean, but the rest of the industrialized is still so puzzled why basic healthcare is not something standard and affordable in America. I am Canadian, and have had a LOT of experience with our system, it has its ups and downs, but in general if you are seriously ill or injured you are seen right away, get top notch attention and service. I also cannot fathom paying what you guys pay for healthcare, that is more than my rent! My father paid $400 a YEAR when I was a child for our entire family to have healthcare….

      How is this a debate, exactly? EVERY other country in the first world has a form of socialized/national healthcare, and in those countries to threaten to take that away is political suicide!

    5. Barbara on 13 Mar 2010 at 10:15 pm

      That is terrible! I hope when or if, we get a Health Care Reform bill passed, it will give you some more options that are affordable
      .-= Barbara´s last blog ..It’s My 2nd Blog-A-Versary! =-.

    6. Rebecca on 16 Mar 2010 at 1:22 pm

      I’m against national health care. For one, it’s illegal (unconstitutional). It goes against our very form of government. Two, have you tried state-run health care? It’s totally legal for the states to run their own health care, if they choose. But the bureaucracy will give anyone a heart attack. I’ve experienced state-run health care, and it’s REALLY inefficient and expensive.
      .-= Rebecca´s last blog ..How Do You Prove Something Happened Long Ago? =-.

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