[extropy-chat] Who Gets Expensive Treatments Under Socialism?

Rafal Smigrodzki rafal.smigrodzki at gmail.com
Mon Apr 16 23:09:46 UTC 2007

I have catastrophic health insurance from Anthem, through an
employer-provided group plan. I lobbied very hard to end our
$700/month plan and switch to catastrophic coverage for the whole
company. The plan does not require a medical examination before
joining. Of course, we also have an HSA, with the company depositing
there the difference between the two plans.

Of course, you have to think carefully before spending on healthcare -
that's why I stopped using atorvastatin (about 130$ a month if I
remember correctly), and quinapril (also pricey), and switched to
lovastatin and lisinopril - now I am paying only 4$ per month for each
medication at a Wal-Mart pharmacy, charged directly to the HSA.

On 4/16/07, Damien Broderick <thespike at satx.rr.com> wrote:
> At 06:21 PM 4/16/2007 -0400, Rafal wrote:
> >Health insurance is cheap. I pay only about 150$ per month for my family.
> Really. My US insurer, Unicare, charge my wife and me more than $500
> a month for very little more than crisis coverage (no dental, very
> little pharma), and that after an annual flagfall of some $2000 each.
> It helps to be young and healthy, eh?
> Damien Broderick

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