The rising cost of health care

I am really getting tired of seeing "the rising cost of health care" in a letter from Anthem, my health care provider. This time it is rising from $158 to $185. This has got to be the 4th rise in my premium since I started using Anthem in Sept. 2002.

I really need to get a full time job. Health care is killing me, figuratively of course. If I change my deductible from $500 to $1,000, I can bring my premium down to $152. This is not the best, but I have no choice because I cannot afford an extra $30 every month.

Now for the good news. Good news at the cost of a higher deductible of course. I got my first bill at the new rate, and it is only $133. That took an extra glance. I called just to make sure! The rep. I talked to quoted me too high. In 3 years I have never had to use Anthem for more then an office visit, so right now that $1,000 deductible doesn't look too bad.

We will see.

*crosses fingers*

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