Wednesday, October 8, 2014

UNAFFORDABLE POLITICS

Yes.  I just got a notice in the mail that my "affordable" health care, compliments of Mr. Obama, went up 12% in monthly premiums.  $525 per month.  Before I had such affordable care, I was paying $271.  Three years ago.  

Call me crazy, but I have yet to know of an area of my life that is better because of government help.  In fact, if memory serves me ... wasn't my phone service less expensive and bills easier to fathom BEFORE they helpfully broke up the monopoly?  I no longer have a landline so I don't get as bothered by that.

Are there any countries that have wonderful, affordable government health insurance?  Lots do have socialized medicine.  Take England, for an example.  I have a friend who needed knee surgery.  The wait list for his surgery was several YEARS.  Yes!  He came to the good old USA and had it done here.

I'm just getting madder and madder now that government interference is personally getting to me.

4 comments:

  1. I connected to your blog through TGB and I am so sorry for your loss. My husband and I are so close, I cannot imagine what I will do if I lose him and he tells me the same goes for him. I loved seeing your new furniture and your classy taste in decorating. We just got notice of our insurance increase today. We know how you feel about government interference. I use to think our votes counted somehow, but it seems money and flagrant narcissism often wins.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Snookie! I've seen many of your comments on TGB. And sorry, you will NEVER understand the emptiness and grief of losing a partner ... until it happens. Not sure anyone can "plan" for it. You just do what you have to do. One step at a time.

      Delete
  2. Insurance costs have gone up every year since forever but that's a drastic increase! Is it the same, identical coverage or did they upgrade you to something that covers more? I am really lucky that I have Medicare and a supplement that is affordable. It's too bad that insurance isn't the same in every state. :(

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Actually, for MY use, it is LESS coverage. Looking forward to turning 65! I think Congress AND all of their employees should have to find their own insurance ... and pay for it. Things would change!

      Delete