Medi-Care and Aetna supplement Took it up the bung hole from Blue Cross for years. There’s not many that don’t pay for themselves one way or another. My last premium $1600 for the 2 of us. Now I put that toward my house and shop.
How is this working out for you?Medi-Care and Aetna supplement Took it up the bung hole from Blue Cross for years. There’s not many that don’t pay for themselves one way or another. My last premium $1600 for the 2 of us. Now I put that toward my house and shop.
Same here. I'm on the Gold policy with my wife and we're paying about the same. My parents are on it, and they've had some surgeries and CHM took good care of themChristian healthcare ministries, $450/ month for the family with a $500/per incident deductible. Only used them for my youngest getting his tonsils out, but they paid 100%, that was like 11 grand. Doctors appts and stuff we pay out of pocket.
The insurance companies say a lot, it is irrelevant until they get the government to force you to buy insurance.The insurance companis scammed everyone by promoting lower prices if everyone was insured. They said the same thing with car insurance in the 80s. But with more insured there are more claims also and that drives up prices.
Good luckOur business was able to start a group through a local insurance agency. We paid about $575/month for the two of us, it’s $750 now that we have Cole. When I had him and I was in the hospital for 6 days and he was in for 9, we racked up $78k in medical bills. Insurance paid all but $1,000.
Our renewal is in April but we have to look at other plans or the individual marketplace because our carrier now won’t allow groups with just owner and spouse as insured. We have employees but they both have insurance that’s cheaper elsewhere. Not sure what we will do yet for next plan year
In Canada, the majority of our Medicare is covered by our income taxes with some times a modest premium applied in certain provinces. I still have additional blue cross for dental, drugs and other coverage. I wonder if it all balances out compared to your taxes.
We were on this for a few months while my wife finished her accounting degree a few years back. Thankfully we didn't have to use it, but if she gets tired of being a teacher, we will go back to this. As I get older, leaving and going south for a month each winter looks more and more better. We can't do that if she is teaching.Same here. I'm on the Gold policy with my wife and we're paying about the same. My parents are on it, and they've had some surgeries and CHM took good care of them
And mine was seriously wollered out at 12,14,and 1600 per month, but it’s finally starting to heal But there is still a lot of scar tissueTheres the problem...bung holes are so expensive to work on......I know I wouldn't do it.......
Awwww. No worries. Fistula fixed and hemorrhoids moped off, 112 stiches on the purple starfish....Doc gave me leritine for pain.or pain. Third dose nearly killed me. Turns out I was allergic.Theres the problem...bung holes are so expensive to work on......I know I wouldn't do it.......
have experienced this (not to your friends extent by any means.) in Mexico.I have a friend that dropped his insurance coverage 100% and just pays everything himself. For expensive dental work he recently flew down to a resort in Mexico . What the dentist here wanted $14,000 for he paid $1,100 Hip replacement and two weeks in rehab center $4,000. Here that would have been 80-90 grand.
I was like but what veterinarian is doing the work ?
His surgeon was trained at a highly rated school in the U.S. Same with his oral surgeon. This might not be the solution for everyone but keep the idea in the back of your mind if something big comes up.
That's probably the most Mexican thing you've ever done in your life...have experienced this (not to your friends extent by any means.) in Mexico.
Went down to visit my wife’s brother in Monterey, Nuevo León, for thanks giving a few of years back.
the day before we we’re going out fly back,I was chewing A piece of gum and feel a crunch between teeth, well I have somehow cracked my tooth and now had a piece of my tooth missing.
so against my better judgment my brother in law took me to his dentist( that was a gringo dentist) that studies in the US and moved back to mexico, so he Would fix me up like as if I was still in the us.
walk in to the office and literally there is the reception area and one operating/exam room, no receptionist so we just waited. About 30 minutes later a Guy comes out of the back exam room and says hi, I’m the dentist, please follow me. FELT SUPER REASSURED AT THIS POINT, NOT!!!
but hey I’m there already and don’t want this to get worse.
so he checks it out and asks, do you want the cheap and fast. Or the expensive better fitting longer lasting solution.
i said the latter and he asked me if I was sure as it would cost 1000 pesos, after doing a quick calculation in my head and realizing 1000 pesos was like 55 dollars, I told him if he did good and took his time I would give him a 100 dollar bill, to which he replied that, this wasn’t necessary.
grinding and polishing out a tooth smells horrible, btw.
2-3 hours later BOOM!, my tooth was fixed and is still doing good almost 3.5 years later.
and yes I gave him the Benjamin as he didn’t even hurt me.
my brother has to have a tooth fixed here and it cost him 2200.00 and had to do multiple visits to get it right.
So at least she had a year without those horrible drugs or surgery or something to eat up her savings and fatten their wallets. Cancer therapies may exist but they're not for us little people.I have a friend who felt that way. She had some symptoms of something... Read all kinds of homeopathic forums and went to a naturalist and stuff. Died less than a year later from cancer. The symptoms we're similar to some other normal things that could have been treated at home. At least get real medical tests done when in doubt. There are plenty of problems with Western medicine. But the alternative has can be just as bad or worse.