Jun 28, 2011 7:08 PM GMT
Edit: Decided to keep my policy for now and uncanceled it. Lots of good feedback in thread though.
wrestlervic saidWho else here is not insured?Me.
wrestlervic saidGood, I don't feel so bad now. I'm going out for a glass of wine to celebrate my $300 a month savings, and to cheer myself up for slowly falling through the cracks of humanity.
theantijock saidwrestlervic saidthat's $46,800 I've paid
Patient Average: $47,593
One car accident or illness could turn someone with assets but without health insurance into a bankrupt homeless person, assuming there are enough funds to pay for recovery from the injury so you'd get to live without a home.
This is going to sound a little harsh but if you haven't enough funds and if you've people who love you and who wouldn't want to see you suffer or die,doesn't not having insurance put them in a bind to pay out of their retirement funds to keep you alive. Do you have a right to possibly put that burden on them by saving yourself some money now?
theantijock saidOne car accident or illness could turn someone with assets but without health insurance into a bankrupt homeless person, assuming there are enough funds to pay for recovery from the injury so you'd get to live without a home.I am a living witness to a version of that scenario. I had no health insurance while self employed [and much younger]. It took years to abolish the debt from a catastrophic event.
Mil8 saidI could not be uninsured for health, even if, out of some bizarre death wish, I chose to be. The UK has a National Health Service, to which everyone is entitled. Living in the grip of an 'evil socialist state' does have its perks.
Gym_bull saidOnly insurance you need is to eat a clove of garlic a day