Mar 10, 2016
commented on We're Seriously Doing Another Liveslog of a Democratic Debate
Matt and @9 - outrageously high deductibles or outrageously high premiums? Take your pick. I have a no deductible policy through my employer, but I pay over $600 per month in premiums and my employer kicks in another $1700 per month. And I still pay $30 for every doctor visit, $50 for any specialist office visit, and I recently paid a $250 ambulatory surgery center copay to have an ear tube that had already fallen out removed from my ear canal with a pair of tweezers. And it has nothing to do with the ACA - I was paying these rates before the ACA was ever passed.
Don't get me wrong, I'm 100% onboard with single payer healthcare, but what you're seeing as outrageous costs are really what those of us lucky enough to have coverage through an employer have been paying all along. The difference now is that you're at least able to get into that system, which you couldn't before without paying substantially more than you are now. Could it be better? Sure, and it should be, but it's still an improvement over what we had before.
Feb 26, 2016
commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: Coming To Tears
So we're all taking her word for it that her husband is a "not nice guy" and her married boyfriend is a "selfish prick", and just ignoring the one common denominator in both of those relationships?
Feb 23, 2016
commented on Zika Isn't Just Spread By Mosquitos
Um...not that it couldn't be spread in Washington, but that it is *unlikely* to be spread *widely*. So yeah, gonna say the doc was correct on this one.