Friday, February 19, 2010

Health premium numbers

I spoke to a retired secretary today.  She pays $155 (25%) a month for her contribution to her health care premium, which doesn't include co-pays, deductibles or prescriptions.  That seems reasonable until you realize that she gets $1000 a month for a pension.  It also seems reasonable if you don't realize she was paying 15% a few years ago, and health care costs for the City and consumers keeps rising. 

Where will it end?  Hopefully she won't turn to a life of crime in the Canal District to pay her medical bills. 

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