There's nothing magical or that difficult about paying your own benefits!! Medical is easy, just get a high deductible policy (and many of them since obama care came out are this way) of about $1200 deductible, you can also set up a HSA (Health Savings Account) and sock away about $3K annually pre-tax....for your routine meds and co-pays, etc.
Bullshit. The cheapest high deductible ObamaCrap policy that my wife and I (both contractors) can get in MN has a $13,000 out of pocket and costs us $8000 a year. For insurance we don't use.
Yeah, it's easy but it ain't cheap. All we want is a catastrophic policy, but we are forced to buy a POS that don't need in order to grease the pockets of Obama's campaign contributors. And this crap is going up approximately 50% in 2016. We'll probably drop the crap and just pay the fine. We'll save a lot of money. "But you might need that hideously expensive insurance some day". Perhaps, but if we were allowed to just buy a classic high deductible catastrophic policy, we'd be fine. But we can't. If we buy a catastrophic policy, the fucking ACA won't let us contribute to our HSA and we still get fined for not having ObamaCrap. AND on top of that, the fucking law only allows you buy one for 90 fucking days anyway! Bastards.