lkvp at floydva.net
Mon Nov 29 12:25:35 EST 2004
Gene GeRue wrote:
> That is true when buying beans and some basic products such as tofu.
> When buying prepared foods the labeling often does not include source
> unless it is clearly marked organic, and even then sometimes the
> primary ingredients are organic but the others are not identified as
> to source.
> I have earlier noted that the money I save by not buying health
> insurance is partly spent on buying organic foods.
I recall your statement, we do the same. After last winter, the thought
of having some protection through health insurance is more appealing.
My broken arm last Feb. cost us nearly $3k after the final bill was
paid, but even that wouldn't have met a high deductible of $5k. The
doctor took payments over the course of the year and was paid in full
last month. I was lucky though, it was a clean break and a simple
fracture. It could have been far worse. The last time I checked, a
high deductible policy would run us close to $375 per month, probably in
the $400-$450 range now. This was the first year that we spent over
$300 on healthcare in nine years, so it's even harder to justify
spending money we don't have on insurance. I know it only takes one
catastrophe--but even the high deductible policies are expensive. Some
months last year we could afford it, but haven't had any of those months
this year. I try not to think about it.
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