How much does US medical insurance cost?
February 5, 2006 10:35 PM Subscribe
How much does medical insurance cost in the US?
posted by mad judge pickles to Health & Fitness (51 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Questions about US medical insurance seem to crop up regularly on AskMe, usually in relation to somebody receiving treatment whilst being uninsured. So, I'm curious as to how much average medical coverage costs in the US.
As an example: A family of 2 adults and 2 preteen children, all reasonably healthy, with no pre-existing conditions. How much would they pay a month to be covered for any treatment that they might reasonably be expected to require, both routine and emergency?
I'm in the UK, btw. I have private medical insurance here, for the above situation, but I'm assuming that it's subsidised somewhat by the existence of our National Health Service. Anyway, I pay £120 a month for a family of four. How does the US compare?