I know I bitch about work a lot on here. Especially on #pubski.
But this subject, health insurance? It is why I'll put up with anything that happens at work. And I pretty much mean anything. I've got multiple friends who have left work via an ambulance trip.
Because my healthcare? It is basically free. I mean... it is not, but when I start to compare it the norm, it might as well be.
I have a $10 co-pay to go to the eye doctor.
I pay nothing to go to the dentist.
I have a $1000/year coinsurance for hospitalization, but that's as barbaric as it gets. Based on the coinsurance I've paid before, I'm pretty sure it accrues at 10% of the cost incurred by the plan.
I know three people getting cancer treatment on our plan right now. I've talked to two of them recently regarding how much the plan has paid out. One is a few months in, and already has $300,000 paid out in their name.
The other is a year in, and is setting north of the $1,000,000 mark.
I don't even want to know how much the guy who's 5 years into his battle has racked up.
My family doesn't understand why I work the job that I do.
I don't understand why everyone that doesn't isn't rioting in the streets.
I really don't.