Originally Posted by amc78cj7
So you pay $45/month for your health insurance? No wonder you don't care what happens, you have no stake in the game.
I used to be like you. I paid $0/month when I was with Pfizer and never understood the costs. Now I pay almost $300 a month for the plan, and that only covers 80% of my costs, which work out to be another $150/month for my typical 20% supplies (not including procedures). Obamacare is going to cost people similar amounts to me, but not anywhere near as low as you pay.
Maybe you should just work harder.
Yes, around $50 a month, my math on the percentage my have been off. But yes, I do still care, and I do have a stake in the game. Unlike, apparently, you, I have always understood that it really doesn't matter if the premium is paid by us, or our employer. It still comes out of the pool of money that our employer is willing to use to pay for our services.