I'm not looking for a discussion about America's healthcare system and how much it sucks...trying to keep this out of PRSI. Anyway, after it was determined that our infant son needs a helmet to help shape his head (it's flat on one side), my parents offered to cover the cost, as I am the only sibling who has never asked them for a penny (others have been fully supported at times) since I graduated college over 15 years ago. When my mother found out how much it would cost, we got into the discussion about how much I pay for our family's health insurance, and why it is so high. I thought what I pay is fairly normal, but maybe i'm wrong on that. I don't think health insurance cost is a taboo subject like salary is, so hopefully people are keen to offer their experiences. It's hard to get a real scenario by just searching internet sites. I saw one site breaking it down to like $350/month for a family plan, which seems insanely low. I have a family plan through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia with a $2500 deductible, 20% co-pay, and $35 office visits which includes medical, dental, and vision, with a maternity rider, and a small life insurance rider. This covers myself, my wife, and our infant son. Total monthly cost is $1,289.88 ($32 is the life insurance for myself and wife). Obviously, this topic is for Americans, as most of the rest of you have universal health care.