reply to post by kdial1
Have you ever thought that there are healthy people in the workforce that choose not take health insurance because they have no need for it?
I for one do not need to go to the doctor that often, I maybe go twice a year. I would rather pay cash. There are many Americans that do the same
thing I do.
Health is not a guarantee...you could wake up tomorrow and realize you are very very sick. Or you could get in an accident and need emergency medical
care. And then what? You won't be able to pay cash for that...a 10 day stay in the hospital, depending on what tests and meds you need, can easily
be a bill of over 200k. And if you can't pay it, they will take what they can from you...take your wages, take your house, take everything. And
then what? Then they have to write off what they can't collect...and that will increase costs for the rest of us. And then you will be homeless,
possibly jobless, and will be a drain on society. You are essentially gambling...but not only with your money....but with all of ours.
To say you are "healthy" so you don't need insurance is a fools statement. Insurance isn't meant to be purchased only by the unhealthy...that is
the whole concept behind it. You get a large pool of people...most healthy...some unhealthy...and the risk is spread out. The premiums of the
healthy help pay for the costs of the unhealthy. And eventually, odds are each "healthy" individual will someday cross into that "unhealthy" pool
of people. But by that time, more "healthy" individuals have joined the pool and it balances out.
The game you are playing will end in disaster for you. Good luck trying to get insurance with your huge gap in insurance...and you will need even
more luck if you get sick first and then try to get insurance.
Let me guess you rely on the government services more so than the average American.
I too have relatives that leech off the system with welfare and tons more ridiculous government handouts, they feel the same way you do about this
Bill. Sad really.....
What a baseless ad-hom attack. So just because I see the value in having an overall healthier and well covered society means I am on government
You have just lost all credibility my friend.
Not that I need to address this...but I will. I have never taken "assistance" from the government...the most I have "taken" from the government
is a federal student loan. And believe me...they are getting more back than what I "took". I own my own business, I make good money, I pay high
taxes...but I don't complain because it isn't hurting me. I buy private health insurance for my family, I probably pay more in insurance than most
people because I think it is irresponsible to not protect my families interest. We are a very healthy family (and a young family)...no major
illnesses in any of my family member...and nothing major in family history either. But you know what...we have had to use our insurance for 2 major
events that would of bankrupted me if I didn't have it. Neither event was avoidable and neither event was foreseeable. They just happened. I would
probably even be in the bracket that will be hit with an additional 1-4% tax hike (depending on how good my year is) that is in the health care
bill...and yes...I still support it. Because I see it as a needed tax for the nation to become a better nation.
So if the best you have is that "You must rely on government services because you support this bill"....then there is no need even discussing this
issue with you.
I'm interested in discussing this in a civil manner without making baseless attacks on peoples personal lives. If you don't care to do that...then
that is fine...it just weakens your arguments.
This is scary, to most Americans. You are the small percentage that does not care.
You are wrong...I may be the small percentage on ATS...but overall Americans are not scared by having their pacemaker registered in a national
database. Because they would like a doctor in Florida to be able to treat them correctly while they are in vacation even if they had their device
implanted in Texas.
Your "fear" comes from you making assumptions and creating a scenario that doesn't exist about the government microchipping everyone. I don't
fear things that do not exist.
Some people fear everything...some people fear nothing...and some people, like myself, only fear things that are an actual danger to myself or my