I live in the Volkspublik of MA.. That means we have that individual mandate to have health insurance. If we don't we pay a fine, err rather, a tax.
Like and good law abiding sort I have that insurance and it's damn expensive.
I go to the doc for a routine renewal of medication, the doc charges $542 for a office visit with no labs or procedures. Nothing complex or involved or even life threatening.
The insurance company of big blue and the cross refuse to pay.
I get a bill that I have to now pay with post tax money to the tune of about 20 plus hours of my time. I really wish I could charge 20X my current hourly rate, but the doc does.
Yep the system works just fine. Thanks Mittens for all the costs.
Keep your powder hidden as someone is surely ot to steal it.