In Mark Tiedermann’s post “The GOP Should Rename Itself As The Where’s Mine Party“, we learn of a newly elected Representative’s outrage at not being covered immediately by his new health insurance. Will that prompt true reform? If history has shown us anything, it’s not likely. So here’s another nugget to think about:
I received an Explanation of Benefits yesterday for two antibiotic prescriptions. My insurance was billed $107.43 for each set of 20 pills. Only $7.55 was allowed which included my $3.00 co-pay, which means…well…
My oldest son is currently unemployed (not by choice) and without health insurance (also not by choice and not yet able to take advantage of the new health laws that should allow him coverage under my insurance – even though he’s younger than 26 – due to my insurance being regulated by a different act…whew!)
He would have had to pay $214.86 for something my insurance felt was valued at only $15.10. About 7% of what was billed.
Yep. Greatest health care system in the world. Forgive the source of the quote, but I didn’t want folks complaining I pulled it from a “liberal” site, and we do want it fair and balanced. Although, I have a hard time respecting any elected official that feels the need to use a deliberately partisan inflammatory label such as “Obama Care”.
Where’s your outrage now?