10-09-2009, 02:17 PM
I won't get my Medicare until Oct of 2010. Have been approved for SSD. I pay $510 a month for health insurance that I usually only use for prescriptions and have some hefty co-pays. See a Dr. very rarely. This is through my employer so it is better than anything else offered. This is killing us. Since my husband is so sick his co-pays and deductables when he's hospitalized are exuberant. I am disabled. This amount of $$$ is a disgrace. No one can afford this for long. It will cost us over $5000 this year just in premiums. Our whole income is being eaten up by health care. Would I like something for my insurance co. to have to compete with ? YES! They can charge what they want because their is nothing else. We do not fall into the welfare system yet....but will within a year or so. Everything we have will be eaten up. I know I'm not alone.