Two weeks of health care

MA Health Connector hooks people up to health plans as part of the mandatory aspect of Romney’s health program. As far as I can tell, the prices are simply what is currently being offered. The following premiums are for a family plan, with and without Rx.

Find Insurance: Individuals & Families
Step 3 of 6 – Choose Type of Plan
Using your information, we found 20 Health Connector plans for you. Click the plans that you want to see. You can click “Show Selected Plans” to see some plans. You can also decide to see all plans.

Low premium. Most have deductibles and co-payments. Prescription drug coverage included. 5 plans $1,126.00 – $1,533.19/mo

Moderate co-payments. Some have no deductible. Prescription drug coverage included. 10 plans $1,492.00 – $2,179.48/mo

Low co-payments. No deductible. Prescription drug coverage included. 5 plans $1,985.88 – $2,759.90/mo

One school system carries a chart of costs/rates currently, with premiums expected to rise 15-20% or more. A friend had a Blue Cross/Blue shield premium go from $650/mo last year to $834/mo this year through the small business network.

My $600 rebate for the stimulus package will pay for less than two weeks of health care insurance.