In my world, premiums have gone up faster than ever before, and deductibles have increased. My wife and I have had to switch to a lower tier of insurance coverage to keep it affordable.
I used to think that Orwell was right. "The Chocolate Ration has been increased from 30 to 20 grams".
Then, I thought that Ayn Rand was right. "Atlas Shrugged", truly relects our times.
Now, I think that they both were right.
That's part of the plan my FRiend. Shift more and more of the cost of health care to the individual thru higher premiums and deductibles. Need a hip replacement? The surgeon and hospital will be happy to take care of you once you have made that $20,000 prepayment deposit. The gubmint will reduce health care spending through indirect rationing via your wallet. Then there will be the death panels to contend with!