You've heard the saying: do you work to live or live to work? (The implication being that people who do the latter are workaholics, dont'cha know.)
Anyway, Jory Des Jardins has found a new spin on that over at the BlogHer site:
Her own insurance premiums are going up; her newly widowed and unemployed mother's are ridiculous, and I know their pain. Classic quote from her mom. (Yes, her mom blogs.)
It’s shameful that a person losing their job has to pay through the nose for insurance security; and if they’re unfortunate enough to be too young for Medicare/Medicaid and don’t have a job…they are thrown into Healthcare Hell. I never thought I’d actually WANT to be older….fast.
I actually do know that healthcare drives a lot of career and employment decisions. It's that hard to get, and that expensive to pay for even when you can get it.
Hell, I want my S.O. to marry me just so I can get on his health plan. (Oh yeah, and cause I love and respct him etc. etc. etc. ) God, I hope you all have a sense of humor out there (including him.)