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why is this even a thing. just use the NHS.





You don't have healthcare cost under the NHS? I'm Dutch and I have lots of healthcare costs. A bit over €3000 in tax, €1100 in insurance, €885 deductible, €300 dental, €300 physiotherapy, €50 in uncovered medicine.

I would love a website that broke these costs down for me in a logical way so I could streamline my personal finances.


> A bit over €3000 in tax, €1100 in insurance, €885 deductible, €300 dental, €300 physiotherapy, €50 in uncovered medicine.

That sounds heavenly, frankly.

Here's my monthly $2,144.69 insurance bill for a family of four. https://imgur.com/ldA372o

It doesn't cover dental at all, and I pay up to $4,000 annually in co-pays on top of those monthly premiums. Counting dental, my family of four pays roughly $32k/year for medical expenses.


The NHS costs are limited to £9 per prescription (England only, waivable on low income). Hospital visits are free; people complain about having to pay for parking, because they lack all perspective on how bad it might be.

The tax is not hypothecated but is about £3k each. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-42950587

(Dental and optical you may have to pay up to a few hundred £ for)


Only about 9% of the population is "literate" when it comes to health insurance. There are definitely some super users out there who can find tools and use them, but for most of the population we need to provide simpler tools and more straightforward explanations on their benefits and costs. That is where we come in.



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