Thursday, December 7, 2017

The Health Insurance Trap

While I was at the grocery store, I got into a conversation with the cashier.
We were discussing how we didn't understand why health insurance had
to be tied into our jobs. I said, "It causes people to stay at jobs that they
hate." Then the cashier said, "I know...I'm one of them, but people like
you make my job easier."

Although it's possible to purchase health insurance that isn't attached to
your job, it's not cheap...not at all. In fact, it's so expensive that I under-
stand why some people feel trapped. But why is it like this? I've had to
research health insurance several times, and for a family plan that is not
through an employer, the cheapest price I could find was $790 a month.

Wouldn't people be happier and healthier if they could work at places
that they loved, and be able to purchase health insurance plans that they
could afford, separate from where they worked?