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Health Insurance

Discussion in 'Health' started by neontrail, Jun 10, 2009.

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Do you have health insurance?

  1. YES

    141 vote(s)
    91.0%
  2. NO

    14 vote(s)
    9.0%
  1. Jun 15, 2009 at 5:45 AM
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    98tacoma27

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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.
     
  2. Jun 15, 2009 at 8:27 AM
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    medic2230

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    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.

    Murph
     
  3. Oct 15, 2012 at 4:26 PM
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    I.love.tacos

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    I couldn't imagine not having health insurance.
     
  4. Oct 15, 2012 at 6:27 PM
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    OZ-T

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    You guys pay fot health care ?
     
  5. Oct 15, 2012 at 6:27 PM
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    LocoTaco

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    Hell yeah! Tricare Prime!
     
  6. Oct 15, 2012 at 6:41 PM
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    4banger09

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    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.
     
  7. Oct 15, 2012 at 8:19 PM
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    ABA180

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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.
     
  8. Oct 16, 2012 at 12:37 AM
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    Joe D

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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.
     
  9. Oct 16, 2012 at 1:35 AM
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  10. Oct 16, 2012 at 1:46 AM
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  11. Oct 16, 2012 at 1:48 AM
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    I pay for kaiser now . Way better then my old mostly paid for ppo's and hmo's
     
  12. Oct 16, 2012 at 7:43 AM
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    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.
     
  13. Oct 16, 2012 at 8:47 AM
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    OZ-T

    OZ-T Did you get your precious photos ?

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    I never say " free " , I see it as " included "
     
  14. Oct 16, 2012 at 9:04 AM
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    oldstick

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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.
     
  15. Oct 16, 2012 at 9:09 AM
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    Saskquatch11

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    I thought you had to pay ~$50/month in BC :notsure:
     
  16. Oct 16, 2012 at 9:12 AM
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    Here in Ma. it's the law. Thanx Mitt! (I always had it anyway and would never not have it given the choice.)
     
  17. Oct 16, 2012 at 9:22 AM
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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.
     
  18. Oct 16, 2012 at 9:27 AM
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    Rupp1

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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.
     
  19. Oct 16, 2012 at 9:47 AM
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    Harvard Pilgrim keeps going up and the deductible keeps going up as well. Now the first $5000 comes out of my pocket every year on top of paying the $550 per month premium for a single. Drug copay is $3200 per month for me, (if I was on the cheaper plan with the $3000 per year deductible), but I am not. The Insurance companies just have to much power, How can you stop it?
     
  20. Oct 16, 2012 at 10:05 AM
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    OZ-T

    OZ-T Did you get your precious photos ?

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    For my wife and me , but I meant in a broader sense that our healthcare system is " included "
     
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