Listen: Long Island, Yelp And Twenty Thousand Dollars discussed on This American Life
"Their privacy. But sometimes you get this little window into someone's life. One person is a Pilates teacher in Long Island. Another said her husband had died and other was contemplating a knee replacement and wasn't paying one wrote that the family just got back from vacation. You can kind of imagine the person finding the notice of rate increase in the mail, then sitting down in total anger too. Right. Maybe not even taking their code off. And you can feel people struggling with the fact that a bunch of keyboard keys. Do not seem adequate to express their emotions they'll throw an extra exclamation point in or two or forty six. Yes. Forty-six imagine the person sticking their finger on the key. And just leaving it there for a while thinking there that's about right? And reading these letters which took a day. I realized it is not just names that are getting blacked out other things to where the blank, do you people get off raising health insurance almost two hundred dollars a month. You have to be blank kidding me. You blank the you know that already which made me wonder about this other letter that was entirely blackout people were so angry. He was like reading yelp reviews for a bad restaurant or the meal costs twenty thousand dollars, and in some cases, you don't even get to eat it. Which of course, is the nature of insurance. But still. I don't like writing these letters is I feel like a ranting old, man. But between watching premiums rise out of control and seeing the insurance I have not cover actual cost. I n that ranting fool. His insurance company wanted to raise rates by forty percent.."