When we cruised, we had to carry our own health insurance
. We were able to do it because my wife owned a retail business, and we took that in lieu of income. The cost was around $900/ month, through the ninties. We took a better policy that would cover us for major catastrophic out of the country, and would pay a substantial portion of being evaced to medical
care. We kept the better policy, and ultimatly had to use the better benefits when my wife suffered a very serious injury. I support the healthcare plan for many reasons, but I don't want to start a political argument. If it is true that it will cost you $395/month, that is about what it costs my wife, who is on disability medicare, for part B, a supplimental and part D, prescription drugs. That takes a huge burden off people who have to carry their own health
care coverage. I was just reading that employer supplied healthcare costs have to be shown on W-2 forms, not to be taxed, but to inform what the cost is of their health
care is to their employer, so if and when they go into the market, they have something they can compare it to.. I think people will be amazed at what the cost is. In our case, we have been involved in two different circumstances that, without health insurance
, we would have gone bankrupt. I truely hope that the Healthcare Plan works close to what is projected, and that it does help to bring down healthcare costs.