Too expensive to live in the US

Letter to the Editor

I’ve told many Canadians who’ve asked: “Medicare is not the reason I immigrated to Canada, but without Medicare, I’m pretty sure I could not have made that choice”.
In January 2002, as the result of a corporate merger and downsizing, for the first time in my career I found myself looking for work. I was allowed to keep my employer-provided family health insurance coverage for 18 months under the Continuation of Benefits law (COBRA) law. I had to pay the full group insurance premium (which was previously covered by my employer). It was just over $700/month. Which was excellent, I thought, because the cheapest insurance I could find with comparable coverage for a family was about $1200/month.


A friend of mine, who had been employed with various NASA contractors for over twenty years, lost her job with the United Space Alliance (USA) at Marshall Space Flight Center on Redstone Arsenal Alabama after NASA cancelled the Space Shuttle program (about ten years ago). Under COBRA, she kept the same group insurance coverage she had, but was paying the full premium. Her monthly premium was $1381.69. During the 5 months it took her to find a new job, she paid $6908.45 for health insurance, even though she had had no income.

If she had chosen to drop the insurance coverage, she would have a “lapse in coverage” which would mean that “pre-existing health conditions” would apply when she was picked up by her new employer’s insurance. She kept her insurance primarily to avoid that lapse in coverage. That catch-22, incidentally, was one of the things that was eliminated by Obamacare.
She told me, “Our house payment is $735/month. So before we turn on the first light, flush the first toilet, eat the first bite of food, or start our car, we’re out over $2000.”

And I said, “screw living in the U.S.”

In 2020, the average cost for health insurance in the U.S. was $456 for an individual and $1,152 for a family per month. ( source )
Charles Aulds

Canada

About Editor, cairnsnews

One of the few patriots left who understands the system and how it has been totally subverted under every citizen's nose. If we can help to turn it around we will, otherwise our children will have nothing. Our investigations show there is no 'government' of the people for the people of Australia. The removal of the Crown from Australian Parliaments, followed by the incorporation of Parliaments aided by the Australia Act 1987 has left us with corporate government with policies not laws, that apply only to members of political parties and the public service. There is no law, other than the Common Law. This fact will be borne out in the near future as numerous legal challenges in place now, come to a head soon.

Posted on January 25, 2022, in United States and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. To quote Yul Brynner “Just don’t smoke” should now be amended to Just don’t vote.
    It is after all an act of war against the Commonwealth of Australia.

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  2. I guess Gandhi is an exemplar – that sort of thing.. We have the numbers and they know it..But ohh the sheeple..

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  3. pcwwp: Indeed, but as long as the criminal systems have the power and the monopoly on violence it is always an up-hill, losing battle where the people become the criminals and the people running the criminal system become the righteous law upholders.

    e.g. How does one stand up to Mafia “protection” too good to refuse as long as the Mafia is in power and is supported by laws proclaimed in its own interests? One of the most immediate solutions is to limit the Mafia’s power at the ballot box.

    Hopefully, the treacherous and dangerous LNP-Labour/Greens Duopoly on power will take a hit at the forthcoming elections across all of Australia. If we Australians don’t stand up and say “No More!” we’ll keep getting more of what we’ve got so far and even worse!

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  4. yes – but all over the world people are finding ways around the criminal systems. There are millions of displaced people looking to work with others of a similar mind. Not an easy road – but a a hopeful one.

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  5. pcwwp: “The sooner you remove yourself from the allopathic system – the better.”

    The problem is that the psychopaths and sociopaths won’t let us out. And unfortunately they control and have given themselves a state monopoly on violence in order to enforce their will and ensure our compliance.

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  6. The sooner you remove yourself from the allopathic system – the better.

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  7. If US citizens could just get citizenship in a failed Marxist state or a Marxist Narco state and then return to the US undocumented via the border with Mexico they could be resettled in a Red State and given a boarding pass to the entire gravy train of Cloward Priven [communist subversion] strategy of benefits, hand-outs and payments just for open borders arrivals. As Americans they get the La Raza [Federally funded of course]. ‘For the race everything, for the others nothing.’ Hola.

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