I tried to call David Wu (my congressman) tonight to tell him to support Health Insurance Reform.
Because I just got the 3rd premium increase this year. The first was an age bracket thing and it was expected. The second was a 1% tax placed on premiums to help under- and uninsured (which, of course, the insurance company passed on to me).
This one? The third one? A 20% increase. Why? I have no flippin' idea--except they can.
Did I mention that I have the "Low Cost" option? Low cost to them apparently. I have the PPO and they pay 70% to preferred providers. 70%! Many pay 90%.
Did I mention that this 20% increase will put my monthly premium over $400? That is for one individual.
Oh, and I have $1000 pharmacy deductible, $1500 in network deductible, and $1500 out of network deductible.
I couldn't leave a message for David Wu because his mailbox was full.