Tuesday, November 21

Twenty-Four Percent ?!?!?!?!

My company just received our annual Health Insurance renewal quote from Blue-Cross/Blue Shield. An across the board twenty-four percent increase. 24%. That is on top of double digit increases every year for the past ten years.

Who can pay this kind of rate? This year, the individual rate is as much as the family rate was when my daughter was born eight years ago.

Obscene and disgusting. Makes me want to throw up.


Anonymous said...

Cheer up, it could have been worse.

Treasure State Jew said...

Oh yes, thank you sir, may I have another?

I am supposed to be happy about a 24% screw job?

david said...

Time to shop around...?

Treasure State Jew said...

Sad to have to say, been there, done that. Of course, I will.

Somehow, seeing the increase, I am thinking more and more about the $75.2 Million new tower at Benefis, both Cancer centers, and the hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal fees between the Hospital and the Clinic. And we wonder why Health care is unaffordable for so many?