I had so much fun writing the previous post, if you’ve been sucker punched, I am looking forward to part two. The comments I have received up to this point is a mixture of people not living in the U.S. so our insurance system doesn’t apply to them, some who have insurance through their husbands and others it just doesn’t apply.
When I read the comments where people shared they had insurance through their husband, I wondered if they knew IF he works for a company, by law he doesn’t have to provide insurance for the spouse; just the kids. Doesn’t sound right? Correct!! The first time I heard this and started sharing it, people were literally blown away. I was telling wives who were proud to let me know their husband’s had insurance.
They were leaving the event headed to talk their husbands quickly. Of course since I was shedding new information for many, I want to drop this right here on our blog.
The previous post was talking about Health Insurance delivers a sucker punch. Let me be right up front, each year I research to find out how much the top CEO’s in health insurance companies are paid. Each time it makes me sick. This year when I found out what the salaries are, I decided to go back from the beginning and put them all together.
In order for it to be a clearer picture for you, I am going to put them below one by one with the year, so you can get the full IMPACT of what is happening!! BRACE yourself for the years 2011 through 2014.
This may not be easy to stomach, yet it may also shed some light on why people can’t afford their health insurance premiums to include high deductibles.
Look at the different salaries from year to year. Some people aren’t making what these people make per day in an entire year. When I look at what they are making per day in 2014, the day rate is mortgages, college educations or even car payments. When I think about the various complaints I hear about the costs of monthly health insurance premiums and I look at these charts… my mind goes right to consumers premiums are paying for a lifestyle.
What do you think when you see the above chart?