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KOK Edit: your favorite copyeditor since 1984(SM) KOK Edit: your favorite copyeditor since 1984(SM) Katharine O'Moore Klopf

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Laugh or Cry?

If I weren't so damned depressed over this whole health insurance crap, I'd laugh hysterically at the fact that the particular Google ads that have taken up residence on this blog lately are from companies that hunt down health insurance quotes for people.

Fact is, though, I've actually followed the URLs from those ads (being careful to write them down and go to the sites without clicking on my own Google ads, which Google forbids). Lots of 'em have given me outrageous quotes or told me that some of the companies they represent don't even write policies in New York State, which is where I am. Talk about the cruelty of putting a glass of water just out of reach of a parched desert traveler ...

insurance, part 1 insurance, part 2


erinberry said...

Katharine, I just feel terrible that you have to deal with all this. I posted a related article (from my local newspaper) on my blog if you want to read it.

Katharine O'Moore-Klopf said...

Thanks, Erinberry. Folks, she posted an excellent article. Check it out.

Katherine Zander said...

Katharine.... have you checked into programs that aren't insurance, but negotiate discounted rates from providers like insurance companies do? 'round these parts, it costs maybe (I'm writing from memory of a friend of mine's policy) $400 a year. It's not insurance, but OOP is less than those not in the group. I could try to find some names of these companies if you haven't already looked into them.

I'm really so sorry for all this. I hate that so many people are stuck in this situation, that my friends are stuck in this situation, and that but for the grace of Luck I'm not in that situation... yet.

Katharine O'Moore-Klopf said...

KZ, you are a dear. Thank you so much. I would love to know company names. To e-mail me, see the E-mail EditorMom link in the sidebar.

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