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With my medical history, I’ve never gone a day without insurance for fear of never getting it back. For those who are complaining about the cost of their coverage, be glad you’re not me. I’ve been paying over 60% of my income for health insurance since January, 2012. (That’s not a typo). I’ve met my out-of-pocket maximum several years in the last five. I’ve gotten my money’s worth, but it’s been a huge financial burden nonetheless.

(Found on a public forum on 7 October 2013)