[ExI] the formerly rich and their larvae...

MB mbb386 at main.nc.us
Wed Feb 13 11:40:04 UTC 2008

Rafal writes:

> Decent health
> care costs about 2,000$/year per person (and that's without pinching
> pennies), and if you have no preexisting conditions, it's just a phone
> call away.

IIRC we've had this little discussion before. I sure can't find health insurance for
$2000 per year unless I simply have no insurance whatsoever and pay my regular
doctor visits out of pocket.  If I get really sick I'd better find a bridge to jump
off then. My accountant and I have discussed the Savings Accounts, but I do not
qualify. :(

Health insurance for me is more than $3500, and I've never yet met my deductable
(which is a very good thing, but a bit annoying $$wise as I'm paying for the care
*and* the insurance!)  Much depends on where one lives and what kind of "group" one
falls into - which I don't, buying an individual policy.  I wanted a Catastrophic
policy, but could not find such a thing in my state that wasn't even more than the
the policy I have. Amazing.

Other than that, I've been very fortunate with doctors, there've been only a couple
I wanted to smack upside the head, so I left them and found others more to my
liking. ;)


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