Middle-Class Families Confront Soaring Health Insurance Costs

Robert Pear// PC: Matt Eich// The New York Times

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The situation about the health insurance costs in Charlottesville is an extreme example of a pattern that can be seen in other places around the country. In this article, they wrote about how high priced health insurance affected people and what are the general thoughts about it. One thing that is interesting is stated by Bill Stanford who works for a floor-covering business in Virginia Beach. At an average of $60 per visit, he could visit the doctor’s office 45 times a month for the premium he was paying. He thinks that we will probably drop out insurance and get a gap policy. Such short- term insurance is meant to fill temporary gaps, but typically does not cover maternity care or treatment for pre-existing medical conditions.

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