Maybe you caught the article in our local paper over the July 4th holiday.
It was about Roger Sweaney, a former resident of Whitefish Bay who survived cancer treatment in 2003. In fact, his $850,000 of treatment was covered by great health insurance but it still ultimately cost him his job, home and family. That’s because his treatment left him unable to return to work; i.e., no income.
Here’s what Roger would want you to know:
- · nearly 20% of adults between the ages of 19 and 64 will struggle with health care related
bills this year
- · the premiums to insure future earnings – using long term disability insurance – are only
about 1% of income.
You can read the entire story here. It’s compelling.