Thursday, June 16, 2011
Bottom Line - They Want More Money
Thank you all for your support and suggestions. I'm so grateful to have all of you in my corner.
This is the bottom line: Kaiser wants to know how much to charge me for my plan by finding out how much my daughter is going to cost them in healthcare. The man actually said, "This is a profit - cost ratio business." They can't deny my daughter healthcare, but they can make it prohibitively expensive. I just tried Blue Shield and their very rough estimate is over $700 a month for a policy until my daughter is no longer under a doctor's care for at least 6 months. They also want past medical records. But, the woman was more honest and up front, I hope, and didn't hesitate to tell me that I'm going to be paying a lot.
Health care is NOT a business, it's a necessity. Why have we tolerated this? Why did so many fight President Obama when he tried to help us?
Had the Kaiser personel I spoke with before going to China, and some after returning, known their job like a true professional, and had given me accurate information, this could have all been avoided!
Oh, and there is a 20% surcharge on the policy through Blue Shield that goes to good old Uncle Sam... Is this to pay for all the immigrants, legal or not, who get healthcare for free? How about the drunks or druggies who have no where to go but emergency rooms. I'm feeling really ugly here right now. I work until I'm about to drop and instead of getting ahead or even breaking even, I'm drowning due to the stupidity and negligence of those is charge.