Conex Health Care

I saw an ad for a company called Conex. It looks like a pretty good company, good rates. The clincher is the customer service, because healthcare.gov is such a pain. Anyway, gonna check it out and will report back. If it works out, I might just send my really expensive healthcare from our good old government packing. I don't have enough room in my budget for them anymore.

Health Care Woes

With the new premium increases for Obama Care, you might think your health care is down the toilet. I can't say I blame you. The New York times are reporting that some premiums might go up by 25%, which you can read here. It's hard to tell, but I guess we will just have to wait and see.

Low Cost - Yea Right

I'm not sure how many of you have had the privilege of calling healthcare.gov, or one of their many insurance providers, but man, what a disaster. I called them on my phone couple weeks ago about adding my wife and daughter to our policy. What's amazing ot me is how people will act like they know what they are doing when they really have no idea. I remember I used to trust customer services reps when I was younger. I used to assume that they were doing the right thing, every time, but obviously it's not the case. This one worker who handled my call told me that everything was set, my wife and daughter were added and there was nothing to worry about. What actually happened though was a completely different story. She ended up creating a brand new application, causing my active insurance to be in a pending mode. Basically I didn't have any insurance for a bit. Anyway, what a mess. Just another case of health care in shambles, hopefully it will get better. The good thing is my company just increased their coverage, so now I can add my wife and daughter on to my company's plan, which means I don't have to deal with healthcare.gov or Coventry Health, who by the way are pulling out of our state anway. So, I guess it is all working out for the better. Till next time, take it easy.

Gimme A Break

The whole idea of low cost health insurance really makes me laugh. It's a novel idea, but it doesn't exist. Right now it costs more money to see a doctor than ever before. Hopefully there will be some changes coming soon, because families are struggling and we need the help. I know it's a hard problem to solve, but we have to come together on this issue and make it easier on families. I pay over $1100 a month for my wife and daughter. I am lucky that I can afford it, but I have heard so many stories about people who just can't. They are stuck without insurance, hoping that they don't get sick. With our advances in science, medicine and technology, you would think we could figure out a system that works better for everyone. Hopefully we will some day. Until then, just try to enjoy your life, that's the motto I live my. Let whatever happens be ok, because resisting will only cause you more stress, which will get you sick! Try to kick back and relax every once in a while. Speaking of relaxing, last week I went out for a bachelor party in NYC with my buddies. It was awesome. We took a really sweet limo bus, fully decked out. We felt like rockstars. This is what I am talking about, sometimes you just have to let it all hang out and let loose. No need to worry! Studies show that people who don't worry so much are healthier. So remember that the next time you are stressing about health insurance. Maybe take a page out of our ancestors book and have a drink, maybe some Whiskey for that soar throat. I know there was pleanty of that on the party bus. So until next time, chill out and enjoy life.