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Old 10-22-2019, 02:09 PM
 
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As I said I could be off on private plans. Not to mention the subsidies associated with Obama care. My math was based on the $1100/month I paid for myself and my son in 2003.

I would LOVE to find out actual numbers because I'm trying to account for health insurance in the event that my husband explores alternative career opportunities without benefits.
Do you mean 2013?

I assume so.

And that price - $1,100 per month is nuts!
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Old 10-22-2019, 03:22 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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As I said I could be off on private plans. Not to mention the subsidies associated with Obama care. My math was based on the $1100/month I paid for myself and my son in 2003.

I would LOVE to find out actual numbers because I'm trying to account for health insurance in the event that my husband explores alternative career opportunities without benefits.
Highly likely much cheaper without insurance. You would also get better rates from the hospitals because they know they are unlikely to get paid if the bills are astronomic. The whole insurance/health care business is so corrupt.
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Old 10-22-2019, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Portal to the Pacific
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Do you mean 2013?

I assume so.

And that price - $1,100 per month is nuts!
No, I meant what I said. I remember this strongly as we had to ask my father-in-law for the money since we were both (mostly) unemployed for 6 months (my husband was starting graduate school and they didn't allow for family coverage or employment first semester and I was working part-time as a receptionist at a yoga studio.. no benefits aside from free yoga!).

A very demeaning moment in my life I'm not likely to forget for awhile still...
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Old 10-22-2019, 08:19 PM
 
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No, I meant what I said. I remember this strongly as we had to ask my father-in-law for the money since we were both (mostly) unemployed for 6 months (my husband was starting graduate school and they didn't allow for family coverage or employment first semester and I was working part-time as a receptionist at a yoga studio.. no benefits aside from free yoga!).

A very demeaning moment in my life I'm not likely to forget for awhile still...
Thanks for sharing.

Yes, it's a horrible system designed to break people.
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Old 10-23-2019, 02:28 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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It's cute that they took such a broad stroke brush to that "overall annual expenditures".

We are a family of four and we've never had a 6 figure lifestyle.
This. IDK, maybe I missed something in the article, but it seems meaningless, because they don't define how many individuals the 100K income is supposed to cover (single person, couple, family of 3, family of 4+), and what they include in the annual expenses part. Who churns out this drivel, anyway, and for what purpose?

Still, what it seems to be saying, when taken at face value, is that residents of Seattle & Bellevue aren't able to live within their means, not that 100K isn't enough (again: for whom? For how many?). You bought a 3+ br. house on a townhome budget? Your bad.

But they seem to be basing the estimates on rent for a 1-br. apartment, did you see that? Calculating around $2200/mo. for housing costs. If that's true, then I can't imagine why 100K wouldn't be enough, if you assume a 1-br. apt. is for one person, max: 2. If one person can't live on 100K in Seattle or Bellevue, they have a serious problem, and it's not that they're paying too much for rent.
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