and the #1 reason i don’t have health insurance is…

March 11, 2010 at 11:52 am | Posted in Rants and Raves | 3 Comments

allow me to step up on this soapbox for a few minutes. for anyone who thought i was exaggerating when i said health insurance through my company for a SINGLE PERSON is close to $700, here’s the proof…

it’s what i’m going to call “corporate robbery” and it’s why i am all for what republicans like to call “socialist” healthcare reform. there is no reason that a person like me — no dependents, healthy, no history of major health issues — should have to pay that much for basic health/dental insurance. why give them $700 of my money monthly for something that i may never need? but heaven forbid i should need it. if something happens to me where i need major surgery or expensive medication, i’m fucked. plain and simple.

healthcare in this country is disgusting. the health of the nation should NOT be considered a business. nobody should die because they can’t afford to go to the doctor or pay for their medication. nobody should go broke because they need medication or a life saving surgery. “Nearly 45,000 people die in the United States each year — one every 12 minutes — in large part because they lack health insurance and can not get good care.” EVERYONE should be outraged by this, regardless of your political opinion/affiliation and social stature. “The findings come amid a fierce debate over Democrats’ efforts to reform the nation’s $2.5 trillion U.S. healthcare industry by expanding coverage and reducing healthcare costs.”

two… point… five TRILLION dollar US healthcare INDUSTRY!! that is $2,500,000,000,000. that is a lot of zeros.

“President Barack Obama’s has made the overhaul a top domestic policy priority, but his plan has been besieged by critics and slowed by intense political battles in Congress, with the insurance and healthcare industries fighting some parts of the plan.” of course the insurance and healthcare industries are fighting the plan. they will lose their profits! and anyone that says obama isn’t doing things to help this country, give me a break! i honestly can’t even write anymore because i am too pissed off. read the article for yourself and decide. i’ll be sitting here praying that my appendix doesn’t burst, causing me to go broke.

and by the way, here is an article that details how much the CEOs of major healthcare corporations made in 2008. hope you have your barf bag ready…

i’ll get down off the soapbox now.

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  1. Couldn’t you go with the “HSA-2” plan and only pay $325 a month?

    • HSA is pointless. 1) $325 is way too fucking expensive. 2) I can get private insurance for around $200 a month but THAT is too expensive. 3) So I put $325 a month in an account that I end up not using and at the end of the year I lose close to $4000. Because if you don’t use that HSA account money, you lose it. Yeah that makes perfect sense.

      OR this country could stop being a dick and do something FOR everyone rather than against. Bottom line: people shouldn’t be dying because they can’t afford to live! If you can’t see that, you are seriously blind.

  2. Or retarded.


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