Skip to main content

View Diary: What I Keep Not Hearing About Medicare (182 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  Wish I had your plan... (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    pee dee fire ant

    What a curious, bewildering post.  My health insurance, for just me and my wife, costs $400 monthly, not $50, but then again, it's funded by a company rather than the government.  I also have an open enrollment period each year and the health problems that come with age, and you can bet your life I study every scrap of information they provide to pick the best deal and the best coverage.  If your own health doesn't motivate you to do a little digging, what will?  Maybe this is what some people mean when they talk about others not taking responsibility for themselves.  

    •  I pay a lot more than that (3+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      peregrine kate, ladybug53, WisePiper

      for a family of 4, but I wouldn't dare to presume to tell you whether I think you're living healthy or "taking responsibility." Who knows what you do behind closed doors or when the computer's off. Do a little digging? Are you for real? You really think there's some treasure trove of private plans that will rival the diarist's employment provided coverage?

      And here's a news flash. People who live according to your stern admonitions get sick and die anyway, eventually, no matter how they've tried to protect themselves. Bad things sometimes happen to good people. Take the judgement out of it, because I'll bet if you anatomized your life choices for us, we'd find plenty to find fault with.

    •  Huh? (0+ / 0-)
      My health insurance, for just me and my wife, costs $400 monthly, not $50, but then again, it's funded by a company rather than the government.
      If I had a spouse, I'd be paying a lot more than $50 too. The amount that our district contributes covers the full premium for a single person. It doesn't cover it for a couple.

      When I worked in the private sector, on the other hand, my then-husband and I were both covered by my employer's plan at no additional cost to us.

      If your own health doesn't motivate you to do a little digging, what will?
      "Digging" wouldn't have any effect on my health. As I stated in the diary, I have good health care coverage. The only thing the digging would accomplish is that IF I found a plan that would allow me to maintain that same coverage, with my current provider, at a less expensive rate, then it would save me a little bit of money. When I have done the "digging" in past years, I haven't found any plan that would meet those conditions.
      Maybe this is what some people mean when they talk about others not taking responsibility for themselves.

      Silly me. I kind of thought that by working my ass off 14 hours a day on teaching math to struggling middle school students, and spending most of the rest of my waking hours on exercising, buying and preparing healthy food, researching and implementing other lifestyle changes to maintain and improve my health, and educating myself about the political issues facing our country, that I was not only taking responsibility for myself, but also taking responsibility for my share of the future of the nation. But I guess I must be wrong about that, because you know so much more than I do about what I should be doing with my time.

      "These are not candidates. These are the empty stand-ins for lobbyists' policies to be legislated later." - Chimpy, 9/24/10

      by NWTerriD on Fri Oct 12, 2012 at 10:09:04 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site