Merry Christmas from Blue Shield Bloodsucking Insurance
Exactly a week before Christmas, Mr Twig gets a letter from Blue Shield announcing a rate hike due to his upcoming birthday. The premium is going up by 50% (!!!!), so his premium will be pretty close to $1,000 a month. I know there are people who pay more, but this is for bare bones, catastrophic insurance with the highest deductible available, covering a person in excellent health who doesn't even use the insurance because he rarely goes to the doctor because who can afford to anymore?
Moral of the story: No more birthdays for him. Also too, the Affordable Care Act sucks big time.