What a coincidence, over this last economic bowl flush, my 401K lost in value 40%. And yes, isn't it though?
Milkmaiden makes a good point. The Massachusetts system is basically what is currently being considered by Congress. Perhaps that's why the popularity of that plan keeps falling.<br />
Government regulates health care. Therefore they must help legislate a solution. However, there are much better solutions than they're currently considering.<br />
The most ob<x>jective look I've found on the U.S. legislation may be found here: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704431804574539581994054014.html<br />
The essence is that our health-care system suffers from problems of cost, access and quality, and needs major reform. The current legislation will improve access, but will not reduce cost and will actually reduce quality as well. 1 out of 3 isn't what we're looking for.<br />
Given how Congress likes to spend your money, it seems unwise to give them more of it.<br />
Its a great country :) <br />
You should move to Canada, we actually have ''free'' health care here- ooo ahhh- lol.
Where have you been? My health insurance costs have gone up 200% in the past 10 years. This isn't a new phenomenon.
don't even ask about the bang up health insurance our fine legislators (and their families get for free) for the rest of their lives......that'll really get you going. It's todays version of "let them eat cake.."
Yes, it is a great country.
yes it is a great country. <br />
why was it raised so much? .... the main reasons are because doctors and hospitals practice defensive medicine (unnecessary tests) to avoid malpractice lawsuits. Doctors and hospitals pay huge $ for mal-practice insurance, all this is rolled into the costs of care, therefore the cost of insurance raises along with it. Trial lawyers are a big donor to demoracts, so you will see no improvement here anytime soon. Healthcare is a cash cow for lawyers, thats what your paying for.
Meh. It used to grind my gears that I had to pay ridiculous premiums for being a smoker, but this year my insurance company handed it just as hard to the fatties, so I can't complain.
Why? Did you get sick?
Ooooo baby userina. That's a good deal above the normal - and perfectly justifiable? - 12% annual hike. (snark)<br />
I'm gonna invest some of my return in "Disease and Surgery for Dummies".<br />
Gotta have a plan.
Nothing like having group health insurance from your husbands company, paying $7000 a year for the both of us and having a $6000 deductible. Unfortunately, we met that because my husband had to go in the hosipital and is dying of cancer, but the insurance still won't cover half the medication he needs. All that money and they still get to make decisions on what you need to stay alive. Every year the premium goes up and so does the deductible. They change insurance every year because of it. I won't have it when my husband is gone but I'm sure I won't qualify for medicaid, my son is homeless, no job, heart conditon, and they wanted him to pay $3000 before they would give him benefits. Who's making up this stuff?! If he had $3000 a month he wouldn't need medicaid. Its all a joke........... I can see health going downhill fast when my husband is gone.
Why are we putting up with this, contact your representatives and let them know what you want from them. We can have what we want if we fight for it, otherwise, we shouldn't complain, it does no good!
But one day well all have universal health care,but our income tax will go up 40%.