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How are all of these changes in our healthcare system working out for you? Here at Casa Sneed, not so good.
We receive our health insurance from the pension plan of my former employer, Tedious Systems. It has never been a bargain, but as of late the costs have become downright onerous.
Recently, Tedious Systems was bought out by CenturyLink Communications. Evidently, CenturyLink thinks that providing benefits retirees is a burden that they ought not to have to be bothered with. They look to be on a campaign to get those of us who are too young for Medicare, but retired out of their plans by making it too expensive to keep.
This year the skunks at CenturyLink raised our premiums by 25%. The lovely Mrs. Sneed and I are going to be paying nearly $10,000 for our health insurance in the coming year.
Let me put this in perspective. I'm paying about 100% of CenturyLinks' cost of insuring me and they paying about zero.
What a system.
Things in this blog represented to be fact, may or may not actually be true. The writer is frequently wrong, sometimes just full of it, but always judgmental and cranky