re: Krugman On How To Pay For Entitlement Programs: “Death Panels And Sales Taxes" (Posted on 2/5/13 at 1:34 pm to Poodlebrain)
quote: So did you and your spouse consume $17,748.34 of health care costs in 2012, not counting any co-pays or deductibles you might have paid?
Absolutely not. We NEVER come close to meeting our joint $800 deductable. my health insurance has never paid anything if you don't count the negotiated rates with in network providers.
quote: Do you think you could have made better use of the money that your family did not use for health care?
It's never been apart of my income so I don't think of it as income. I'm sure my company sure could have.
quote: You effectively gave the excess away to other people to use for their health care without even realizing how much you were giving away
We have a self funded plan that Aetna admins, so it's all just accumulating in a big giant pot. we get a report on it every year and it grows a huge % each year. this is one liability that is most definatly funded.