Today I received notice of another huge increase (around 38%) in our Blue Cross, Blue Shield coverage. It has been a BCBS Silver 5000 plan but the 5000 referred to individual coverage. It was $10,000.00 per family. My old payment was approximately $2,100.00 per month but it now has increased to around $2,900.00 per month with increased deductibles and increased co-pays.I am not going to absorb the increase and will be forced to look at a high risk plan to cover us in case of an catastrophic event. Our average health care costs can't be over $35,000.00 which will now be our cost of insurance. (Three in his family)
Via David, a friend
I have been following the rate increases for "affordable" health insurance and just had a short discussion with Dr. -------- tonight about this. He feels that it was designed to collapse to implement a single payer program. I switched to Medi-share but it is only catastrophic. The new paradigm for health care is to have a catastrophic plan in place. As you have found out, no one is able to reach the deductible in most cases so we really are paying a tax for something that we cannot use.Once people realize that they will not reach their deductible, they are negotiating cash payments with their doctors and hospitals at a greatly reduced price. We will see this issue explode after the election is over. However, I feel whoever wins, the country will not accept the new pResident.