(Closed) S/O: what percentage of your income goes to health insurance?

posted 7 years ago in Married Life
  • poll: What percentage do you pay?

    My job provides my insurance, so I don't pay anything

    5% or less


    More than 10%

  • Post # 46
    5009 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

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    Rachel631:  The US healthcare system is, quite frankly, filled with profiteering, which is why it costs the US government more than the NHS costs Westminster.

    I really don’t know why anyone defends such a screwed up system. It’s very difficult to fix when so many Americans think that it’s the bees knees… at least we admit the NHS has problems!

    Let’s just move to France!

    Post # 47
    2285 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: Central Park

    My husband is the only one working at the moment (I’m in nursing school) and he brings home about $25K a year. Our insurace premiums just doubled because of all of the reform. We’ll be paying $440 a month now for the two of us which is over 20%. It’s a 3k/6k family out of pocket max with $15/$45 copays for primary/specialist. Hopefully when I get out of school and have a job I can have my own insurance which should be cheaper.

    Post # 48
    70 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    With just me, it’s just under 4%, but once baby comes, it’ll be 11% of each paycheck. Ouch!

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