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Old 10-17-2009, 03:51 PM   #61
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12 years no health insurance.

The dog pee'd on my Passport.

As time has marched on - now over age 65 and time in the market via balanced index funds allows Medicare supplemental insurance.

Interesting thread.

heh heh heh - you do know that after George Washington put down the Whisky Rebellion and the non taxpayers fled Pennsylvania to Kentucky - it took a while to get NASCAR respectible with legit drivers. .

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Old 10-18-2009, 05:59 AM   #62
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Perhaps if the government took reasonable steps to implement programs that have the effect of reigning in the costs of health care it would be much more affordable for people to buy. Perhaps if they took that approach and were moderately successful more people would be supportive of legislation that looks to have a component that could lead to the complete take over of the health care system by the government. Perhaps if the government didn't make it illegal for people to not spend their money more people would support changes.

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Old 10-21-2009, 05:38 PM   #63
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For me, the main medical risk is being hit by a bus or cab, or falling off my bike. But even if I bought a policy, there are no guarantees that the insurance company would pay, that it wouldn't try to weasel out of the obligation.
This is my main fear now that I'm looking into buying an individual health insurance policy. I wonder what exactly I'm paying for and whether the insurance company will actually stand up to a large claim when the time comes. Unfortunately, there is no way to know in advance. That is a huge problem in my view.

So what good is insurance you can't be sure will pay a big claim? How much should I be willing to pay for that insurance?

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