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Bonobo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-16-09 10:56 AM
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8. And freelancers and home-business owners like me pay every drop of it.
I pay $12,000 a year ONLY to be forced to pay a $5,000 deductible if I need surgery, a $25 copay, high pharmacy prices, expesive x-rays, etc. AND NO DENTAL to speak of.

It's great! It's like paying for insurance and having none at the same time!
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  -Average cost for insurance for a family is $12,000 or more (as per MTP) stray cat  Aug-16-09 10:15 AM   #0 
  - You haven't got the message, "it is cheap and someone else will pay for it ", that's the govt. way.  jody   Aug-16-09 10:18 AM   #1 
  - 30% of that goes to profit, so true cost/family is ~$8,500  jtrockville   Aug-16-09 10:18 AM   #2 
  - and another 2.9% is dedicated, through FICA to medicare  SoCalDem   Aug-16-09 10:33 AM   #5 
  - and for Health Insurance that sucks...  fascisthunter   Aug-16-09 10:24 AM   #3 
  - So, the insurance industry is taxing you at a greater rate than any government would for healthcare  havocmom   Aug-16-09 10:30 AM   #4 
  - Good point but doesn't an employer deduct health-care cost as a business cost and some/many workers  jody   Aug-16-09 10:56 AM   #9 
     - Yep, so in reality, Joe Working Stiff is taxed twice for the same thing  havocmom   Aug-16-09 11:02 AM   #11 
  - That's what I pay just for me...  Cassandra   Aug-16-09 10:35 AM   #6 
  - "... there are serious costs associated with covering people ...."  area51   Aug-16-09 10:53 AM   #7 
  - And freelancers and home-business owners like me pay every drop of it.  Bonobo   Aug-16-09 10:56 AM   #8 
  - Understand but would you object so strenuously if your health-care need was $100k/yr? Are your  jody   Aug-16-09 11:00 AM   #10 
     - If his health care needs were 100K/yr in most cases  Warren Stupidity   Aug-16-09 11:23 AM   #13 
     - Thanks for your opinion but I asked for Bonobo's reply. Have a nice day. n/t  jody   Aug-16-09 11:26 AM   #14 
        - concept of message board lost on you?  Warren Stupidity   Aug-16-09 12:06 PM   #16 
     - I am willing to keep paying.  Bonobo   Aug-16-09 11:48 AM   #15 
        - You and I have the same position. Thanks. n/t  jody   Aug-16-09 12:14 PM   #17 
  - That does not include copays and deductibles and caps  Warren Stupidity   Aug-16-09 11:20 AM   #12 
 

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