In this audio we discuss:
How long has health insurance been in America?
What’s happened to the cost in the last 15 yrs.
Why is it so expensive?
Your role in changing it if you’re not happy with what you’re paying.
Chuck Bartok’s MRI story. $2k via insurance. Had to call several local doctors to find one that took cash. Cost, $500.
According to the US Census Bureau, about 9% of Americans are covered under health insurance purchased directly by themselves, not through an employer.
Why is health care so expensive?
Not enough employees for discount?
Why all pitching money into large pot to get better rate?
Technology should mean higher volume, lower price.
I say it’s the cheap deductible.
I say no one looks at the itemized bill.
I say consolidation of power in insurance companies = monopoly on price.
Googled Ticker symbol for BlueCross/Blue Shield:
Top google hit: Wellpoint.
wellpoint.com takes you to Anthem Inc.com
Other ways to ensure better health?
Improve your diet, exercise, quit smoking, start or improve your spiritual practice, maintain good financial health.
Get Your Mind Straight. Get Your Money Straight.
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