Don’t move here so fast! I’m self employed and I pay $500 each month for my insurance. Just for me. Not the rest of the family who pay for theirs separately out of their business earnings. And I still have to pay $25 copays for strips and insulin.
In the U.S. if you aren’t employed by a big company, and if you have a preexisting condition, you may not be able to get any insurance at all, no matter what your income might be. I am lucky to live in a State, Massachusetts, that makes decent insurance available to all irrespective of pre-existing condition.
But there are other States I’d like to live where my spouse and I couldn’t buy health insurance coverage because we both have pre-existing conditions. Or we could for $1,500 a month. And in some other states, you can buy insurance, but then when you go to claim they won’t pay and you have no recourse except a law suit, which of course, you can’t afford That happened to me in CT. .
Diabetes is an expensive condition, though for perspective, I have a friend with Multiple Sclerosis who lives in a state where she can’t buy insurance. The drugs for MS cost $20,000 a year. Each. So that makes diabetes look like a bargain. Plus, we folks with diabetes have a much better chance of living a long and comfortable life.