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My ‘New Hampshire Health Plan’ Premium Went Up 13% For 2013.

Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.


..by Anura Guruge

Here we go. What a nice way to start 2013. They direct bill my bank account, and do so on the first of the month, as soon as the bank opens for trading. So bang! A bit of a shock to the system because they never sent me any paperwork saying my rates were going up.

Since I have per-existing conditions and, at best, I am self-employed, I have no other realistic options. This is the only way I can get some coverage — albeit with a $5,000 deductible to make it affordable. Yes, I have gone without coverage, but given that I am plagued with health issues, not having coverage is scary because of the huge debts I could leave behind! This is why I am such a huge advocate for real Health Care reform in this country, and ‘ObamaCare‘ is not the answer, though it is better than nothing.

So this is just a head’s up. Sorry to have to start the year with this. Happy New Year.