Originally Posted by tommays
Curious to see what you think about where your healthcare is going and who you blame for that?
Last summer we were doing 7000 ft vertical day hikes this summer my wifes RA kicked in high gear and she cant walk around the block
The rip off insurance company did not even blink about putting her on a 30,000 dollar a year medication that seems to be the light at the end of the tunnel
SO at lest in are case we kind of hope it keeps going like it is
Based on chef2sail post that was the result of my response, in which you are referring to, according to chef2sail's mindset, why should my health insurance rates go up because you and your wife want to go hiking? Hmm?
Actually, I personally am glad it worked out for your wife. I don't like to see anyone suffer. But, it seems that there are those who out of one side of their mouth tell you that, hey, boating is expensive hobby if you can't handle it go some where else. And then there are others who try and fight the system to make it fun for everyone.
I would like to see ALL insurance companies dealt with so that they can treat everyone fair and everyone would have a chance to enjoy the funner things in life, boating and hiking.
I am sure you realize your wife's light at the end of the tunnel, has a price for others, but that's ok if I get the same chance.
The other thing is, obamacare ain't in full swing yet, so her pre-existing condition might not fair so well in the next few years, unless you are willing to pay for it. But then again, you may be able to afford to opt out, but what about those who can't.
Don't you realize that the $30,000 medication your wife takes is absurdly inflated to bring the fat cats at the top of the medical world more money from the insurance companies that charge all its customers ? It's value is not real and neither is most of the marine insurance quotes we face as boaters.