Insurance rates for 2020

Don M.

Well-known member
Location
central Missouri
We've gotten notifications, in recent days, about our health care insurance premiums for 2020. It looks like the Medicare Advantage will be going up about 6%, and the Dental insurance about 8%. We haven't seen anything about our Vision insurance, yet, but I imagine it, too, will be going up. And yet, the "official" inflation number our government claims is staying at or below 2%.
Health care costs are already driving increasing numbers of people into bankruptcy, and threatening the viability of Medicare/Medicaid in the very near future. I wonder how much longer our people are going to tolerate this "rip-off", and demand that our leaders look at what is working quite well for many other nations.
 

CallmeIshmael

New member
We've gotten notifications, in recent days, about our health care insurance premiums for 2020. It looks like the Medicare Advantage will be going up about 6%, and the Dental insurance about 8%. We haven't seen anything about our Vision insurance, yet, but I imagine it, too, will be going up. And yet, the "official" inflation number our government claims is staying at or below 2%.
Health care costs are already driving increasing numbers of people into bankruptcy, and threatening the viability of Medicare/Medicaid in the very near future. I wonder how much longer our people are going to tolerate this "rip-off", and demand that our leaders look at what is working quite well for many other nations.
Curious what type(s) of solutions you think could work - it’s such a big problem but I don’t know enough about what alternatives may or may not be viable. Fundamentally the approach used for Obamacare - by making insurance mandatory - seemed sensible by spreading the costs among a wider population but it was so politically maligned that we couldn’t get bipartisan consensus to fix it.
 


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