All I hear from all of my working friends is how health care has become such a huge part of their lives. Not about the services provided but rather the cost now becoming one of, if not the biggest bill, in their liveseven if they are healthy.
Anyone making over $20,000 and less than $100,000 is disheartened by the unreasonable expenses. I don’t see comments in the press or any responsiveness in the media. I’m guessing it’s because they all fall in the $100,000 category or have health care benefits from their employers.
Health care could be affordable if all the subsidy brackets were increased by $20,000, therefore covering the majority of the middle class instead of placing all the real burden upon them. The problem is that gross income is a fictional figure, people never get it when working unless they own the business.
It can sound like you’re doing well, but the reality is your net income, particularly your monthly net income, is reality. It is what you pay your health care bill with. Ten percent of that is affordable, and 8% of your gross income is not.