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« on: March 03, 2011, 04:23:29 PM »

My monthly health insurance premium (JUST health insurance, nothing else) is more than 70% the average family income of Arizona.

I just don't understand how people can survive today.
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« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2011, 04:36:11 PM »

don't get sick is kind of the plan i stick to.  i had a personal health insurance plan that just covered in the event of emergencies and it was a lot more per month than i cared for.  i can't imagine having a whole family on there.
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« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2011, 04:53:04 PM »

As you know, PinkHat is a breast cancer survivor. They have us by the short hairs. I dare not touch it or change anything for fear of some actuary looking at things and going

Freakin' crazy.
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« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2011, 12:05:42 PM »

Wait until you cross the 55 yr old threshold.  Then the rates go 'hockey stick' on you.
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« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2011, 12:36:16 PM »

That's actually really close to one of the newest developments. Frickin' actuaries. Bah.
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« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2011, 01:25:51 PM »

>70% the average family income of Arizona

That's about $75/month, right?  hhh.


One of my corporate duties has been to 'manage' (Hell, there is no managing ...you are only allowed to react. Or give up.) a small Blue Cross / Blue Shield group policy. I imagine it's roughly the same in AZ as NC, but there are two components of rate increases; age-related and medical cost inflation.  Medical cost inflation has averaged around 10% annually for some years now, I think.  But your age related increases are doled out in 5 year segments. Hit 50 and they start getting your attention. At 55, they hurt. At 60, they burn you a new asshole.

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« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2011, 03:46:14 PM »

FFS Well at least I've got that to look forward to  Roll Eyes
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