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Those Emergency Blues: The Insanity of It All

Warning: my semi-annual politicalish post. When I read this, I admit I gawped:

$26,659: Our 2011 Medical Expenses

Yes, you read that right. And we had insurance coverage for everyone last year, including daughter, 16, and my son who is 23 years old. Let me break it down for you:

Insurance Premiums……………..$14,179.04 Prescription Costs…………………$ 7,198.00* Doctors Fees, etc…………………$ 2,068.49* Eye care……………………………..$ 404.28* Dental………………………………..$ 2,752.00** Mileage……………………………….$ 300.00

* Costs in excess of insurance coverage. ** No insurance coverage.

Our medical costs in 2010 were $18,636. The principal reason why our

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