- Krista D’Souza says health insurance premiums rocket after a certain age
- UK-based columnist had to go to hospital for endometrial cancer
- She debates whether she should accept that getting old is expensive
This is the last tolerable bias. But Femme had had enough. Now is the time to remember those day-to-day moments when we are patronized for not being young…
First-world problem alert. Don’t get me wrong, I feel lucky, very, very lucky, to be able to afford private health insurance during this pandemic-ridden time.
But my goodness, health insurance premiums rocket when you reach a certain age.
Life insurance rockets too, doubling every five years after you turn 60. I understood. The older you get, the higher your risk of getting disease (and, er, death). We’re old people about how these companies make money, duh.
Krista D’Souza (pictured) debates whether we should admit it’s expensive to get old
That said, having had to go to the hospital for endometrial cancer, I know my premium will be through the roof in the next round. Not only that, I can do what many friends are doing – which is to ditch the policy and put what I pay for health insurance into a separate account in case I get sick ( Or enjoy it in the future) , if I don’t).
Is it Polish to think that if so many of us do, health insurance companies might start paying attention to it?
Or should I suck it up, be grateful that car insurance premiums have gone down, and just accept that it’s expensive to get old?