Breaking news (if there is such a thing): The individual mandate in Obamacare stands.
Maybe you’re seething; maybe you’re jumping up and down.
I have no idea what this means for the future of healthcare and I don’t think experts for or against know either.
But here’s what I do know…
We pay $350/month for our health insurance and have an $11,000 deductible. We don’t have health insurance; we have bankruptcy insurance.
Our premium jumped $30 since last year, despite another year of not even coming close to reaching our deductible.
Last year we paid cash for the birth or our son since we didn’t have maternity coverage. We shopped hospitals first. “Hey, we’re having a kid. What kind of deal can you give us?”
People very close to me have health issues that make them uninsurable…until now.
People very close to me pay a monthly health insurance premium that is more than my mortgage.
People very close to me lost their jobs and lost their health insurance. That’s just crazy.
My wife worked for a doctor who didn’t provide a penny toward his employees’ health insurance.
Health insurance was becoming less and less affordable way before Obamacare was a twinkle in President Obama’s eye. I hope the Affordable Care Act makes insurance…well… more affordable.
I have no idea if it will, but the direction things were going wasn’t sustainable.