Those Evil Insurance Companies
It's that time of year again. The annual rate increases are about to be announced by the major insurance carriers ( see Health Insurance Implosion). Once again, we expect them to be substantial. Health insurance, before it became mandated by law, was somewhat affordable. Today, the policy that used to run $350-400 a month is today approaching the $2000 level. That's if you can get coverage at all, with Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, and United Healthcare all considering exiting the market. What's the matter with these companies? Don't they care at all about us? Can't the government force them to stay in the market?