“I finally decided to go to the “Covered California” website to see how much a potential premium for my partner and myself would be given several different income scenarios.
First of all, the plan differences are so vast it appears to be a further seperation of classes through healthcare. I wonder who decided that a $40 doctor co-payments is affordable! Then you take a look at how the tax credits work and the antiquated undertones that others should pay for children.
It is amazing to me that people with kids are going to pay LESS than the coverage my partner and I will. This isn’t just for one child, it is up to 3 or more! I do not have children but I understand that in a universal healthcare system the larger the pool, the cheaper the cost. Those savings should also go to those whom have decided not to add additional risk to the system by adding children. Why is a single persons insurance more than that of a family? Why are the subsadies so large that it makes it cheaper?
At least charge as much as a single person, not less. Healthcare for all is something that everyone should pay into and the largest economy in the world should offer, but the distribution of costs need to equal the risk. Kids are expensive choices that people make, why should people who have chosen to not bear the costs pay for others that have?”
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