Uben Donating Member (1000+ posts) Journal Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list Click to add this author to your Ignore list Thu Jul-21-11 06:21 PM
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4. I'm trying......
...since we are retired, but too young to get Medicare, insurance premiums for a cancer survivor are very high......as in $25K/yr high! They have gone from $700/mo when we retired to over $2100/mo now. Can't get insurance anywhere else, so we can't drop it.
Don't qualify for high-risk pool because we have insurance coverage now. You have to be without it for 6 months to qualify....what friggin idiot wrote that in? Uummmm . . Obama.
They want you to risk financial disaster for 6 months before giving you something you MAY be able to afford. We're thinking about dropping it and putting the money in a healthcare savings account