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comment by keifermiller

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.

No premiums.

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.

kleinbl00  ·  574 days ago  ·  link  ·  

And this is why I live a thousand miles away from my family for three to six months of the year.

JTHipster  ·  573 days ago  ·  link  ·  

The best part of New Jersey, for me at least, is that the CVS apparently either has to or willing defaults to the generic version of my ADHD meds. I still have to pay $55 bucks, but that's down from $220.