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  1. Subscriber Kewpie
    since 1-Feb-07
    16 May '13 05:32 / 1 edit
    In a recent episode of The Good Wife (ep.89 in season 4), it was indicated that employer-provided health care was worth $30,000 a year. Any American care to clarify or confirm this unbelievable amount?
  2. Standard member bill718
    Enigma
    16 May '13 15:24
    Originally posted by Kewpie
    In a recent episode of The Good Wife (ep.89 in season 4), it was indicated that employer-provided health care was worth $30,000 a year. Any American care to clarify or confirm this unbelievable amount?
    I'm not sure if this figure is correct, but healthcare does cost a lot in America. Overpriced pharmaceuticals, administrative fees, malpractice insurance, sky high tuition, lawyers, and continuing education costs are just some of the reasons for this.
  3. 16 May '13 16:16
    I know that to cover my wife we would have had to cough up $600/month or $7200 a year. If you count me, that would have been 14K per year, then throw in the kids and that would be roughly $20k per year. These numbers come from about 10 years ago back when I even considered covering my wife.
  4. Standard member caissad4online
    Child of the Novelty
    17 May '13 06:14
    Medicine, as it is generally practiced in the US, is primarily about money. My encounters with doctors here has revealed that true healers and dedicated MD's are disappearing rapidly. It is treated as primarily a business and medicine is just the vehicle.
    There are, of course, exceptions but they are vanishing breed.
    That is, sadly, the American Way.
  5. 17 May '13 18:01
    Originally posted by caissad4
    Medicine, as it is generally practiced in the US, is primarily about money. My encounters with doctors here has revealed that true healers and dedicated MD's are disappearing rapidly. It is treated as primarily a business and medicine is just the vehicle.
    There are, of course, exceptions but they are vanishing breed.
    That is, sadly, the American Way.
    I'd say that's the 'health insurance' way.

    Health insurance requires that you pay extra money to the people getting rich off providing the insurance. Health insurance gives doctors a false sense of what people can afford.
  6. 17 May '13 18:12
    Health insurance itself raises a doctor's overhead costs drastically. They need to hire professionals to deal with insurance companies or contract that work out.