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Old 06-15-2009, 05:45 AM   #41
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Wait a week to see the doctor? Wow, I might have to wait 24 hours. And we don't have to sell our house for swine flu. At least I personally don't. Swine Flu is not worse than Influenza anyway.
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Old 06-15-2009, 08:27 AM   #42
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My $0.02: If you have kids you need a hell of a lot more than $10k in life insurance. 10x your income is a good estimate for most people.

Also, any money spent on life insurance for kids is wasted. Mortality rates are incredibly low and kids don't provide any income so there's no financial loss when/if they die. Yes, I know funerals cost money, but again I say that the mortality rates for children are low enough that the insurance still isn't necessary.

That would be in addition to the million dollar policy I already have on myself and the state coverage they provide us with for public safety. I hope to never use the kids insurance but it's there and cheap if it is ever needed.

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Old 10-15-2012, 04:26 PM   #43
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I couldn't imagine not having health insurance.
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Old 10-15-2012, 06:27 PM   #45
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Old 10-15-2012, 06:41 PM   #46
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I have heard horror stories about trying to get into see doctors. Is it that bad?

It can be bad, but people only discuss horror stories right? My grandfather has had a few different fights with cancer and always got treatment but his last one he had to pay out like 40k for because it was new or something. He needs knee surgery too which he may be going to the states to get performed because of his age and its not exactly a priority surgery so he may have to wait longer to get it done here or have it scheduled then get bumped to a later date because a priority patient popped up.

I've never had problems with the system but like anything it has flaws.
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Old 10-15-2012, 08:19 PM   #47
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I work for BCBS of Massachusetts..full medical/dental/vision, short/long term disability, 2x salary life insurance. Don't get me wrong, I don't have the best plan or cost sharing but it's not horrible of course..just funny that people assume I get top shelf all across.

4banger09, my mom's family is from Canada..my aunt waited 7 yrs for a hip replacement due to age etc.

Outside looking in I think to have something at all times is a good setup, but like you said good and bad to it.
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Old 10-16-2012, 12:37 AM   #48
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You guys pay fot health care ?
Holy thread resurection....

Doesn't everyone pay in some form or another?

And not directed at OZ....why do so many think it's "free"? The cost/profit are paid for under some tax with a different name or through part of our overall compensation by way of increased cost of consumer goods...not saying good or bad just that it's not free unless you earn & spend zero.
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Old 10-16-2012, 01:35 AM   #49
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Old 10-16-2012, 01:46 AM   #50
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Blue Cross Blue Shield under my parents. It's provided by my Dad's work. We've gotten out monies worth from it.
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Old 10-16-2012, 01:48 AM   #51
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I pay for kaiser now . Way better then my old mostly paid for ppo's and hmo's
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Old 10-16-2012, 07:43 AM   #52
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Holy thread resurection....

Doesn't everyone pay in some form or another?

And not directed at OZ....why do so many think it's "free"? The cost/profit are paid for under some tax with a different name or through part of our overall compensation by way of increased cost of consumer goods...not saying good or bad just that it's not free unless you earn & spend zero.
I guess I see why people say free, as in you don't directly pay for it as most of us in the US do. Plus if you lose your job you aren't all of a sudden without insurance.
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Old 10-16-2012, 09:04 AM   #54
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Have a pretty good plan with Blue Cross but it sure ain't free. Costs me over $400 a month while employer kicks another $800 a month for the full family plan.

Depends on the family, but you can easily become bankrupted without it.
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Old 10-16-2012, 09:09 AM   #55
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I never say " free " , I see it as " included "
I thought you had to pay ~$50/month in BC
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Old 10-16-2012, 09:22 AM   #57
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Just got my monthly bill yesterday. Went up again. Over $900 a month for just me!!!!! I'm self employed. It's a good plan but REALLY????? 6 years ago the rate was $464 a month.
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Old 10-16-2012, 09:27 AM   #58
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I'm very fortunate. I have great insurance. I work for a large Pharma. company, so it isn't only good, it's also pretty inexpensive.
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Old 10-16-2012, 09:47 AM   #59
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I thought you had to pay ~$50/month in BC
For my wife and me , but I meant in a broader sense that our healthcare system is " included "
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