Quote Originally Posted by Steve Smith View Post
How do people manage to afford these huge premiums and why is thought of as acceptable?


Steve.
Like I said previously, people, individuals, generally do not pay for health insurance. Normally, the company pays or, you go without. Very, very few individuals actually have any idea what it costs.

People also do not realize the tremendous financial burden the uninsured and medicare patients are upon hospitals that accept these patients. Medicare typically only pays providers 20% of the provider's actual cost. (yes, cost not price).