Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Calling on the Posse
I just read that Anthem Blue Cross is preparing to raise rates up to 25% for its independent subscribers. Sophie has an independent policy with Anthem Blue Cross, separate from The Husband, who carries the boys and me on his. I'm not sure people realize that despite the terrific improvements of the Affordable Care Act, it didn't do much to address the serious problems that those with independent policies have in affording them. Basically, Big Insurance and Big Pharm kept all the perks and continue to rake in the profits at our expense. It does look like California is addressing this latest travesty, but God forbid we should have universal healthcare coverage, or what the right calls socialized medicine ( I think I'll take to my grave someone I heard with the thickest redneck accident saying pre-Affordable Care Act that she didn't want no government comin' between me and my doctor.
I guess the 630,000 individual policyholders here in California, including Sophie, Henry, Oliver, The Husband and myself, need to get off our lazy asses and work harder.
I'm more inclined to raise a posse.
How about you?