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Impolitical: The long run

No, the blog is not dead. Apologies for the lengthy absences. I’m a little busy at the moment. But I wanted to post this item below that I drafted a while back.

For whatever reason, this blog post by Andrew Sullivan hit a few notes with me and I wanted to link to it here. On the occasion of a surprisingly positive deadline result in sign-ups for eligibility for the Affordable Care Act in the U.S., aka “Obamacare,” Sullivan noted it as one more stage of Obama’s presidential success: Last fall, I argued that Obama‚Äôs presidency, already historic (Read more…)

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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