Yesterday I had a weird scare, so much so that I subsequently sat down at the computer and tried to purchase health insurance. If you've been reading this regularly, you will know that I have already gone through one round of this and have been bolstering up my reserves of strength in order to try again.
I discovered that to purchase proper individual health insurance it will cost me $1000 a month. If I just want emergency coverage? $435 a month.
We bring in about $150 above the number that would qualify me for the Healthy New York program, allowing cheaper rates.
In short, it's prohibitively expensive.