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A note to AM, don't forget about health insurance. I currently pay almost $15K/year for Blue Shield for a family of three, but know Kaiser would be about half that. Insurance cost has doubled for me in the last five years, and I thought it outrageous then... will keep shopping around for a better deal.

Yes, my health insurance (through my company where I retired - and with Blue Cross/Blue Shield) doubled last year. And this year (just this month) it went up another 10%.

It's outrageous.

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