Insurance premium rates should be based on a reasonable percentage of Income.

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Howard Laverne Stewart's picture
Howard Laverne ... 2 years 44 weeks ago
#1

Mandatory voting in Australia and Brazil boosted their economy.

Dexterous's picture
Dexterous 2 years 44 weeks ago
#2

1. The rich do not need health insurance and most have opted, including Hartmann, for concierge, pay as you go doctoring.

2. The Australian economy was boosted because of high demand from China for Australian mined minerals, iron ore, and coal.

The economy of Brazil is currently tanking.
http://www.economist.com/news/americas/21608643-confidence-and-growth-do...

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-09-25/australian-economy-chang...

Legend 2 years 44 weeks ago
#3

Medical Insurance is outrageous. Especially compared to auto insurance or umbrella insurance which can have the same or similar costs in Liability. Another problem when I worked for a company I paid the same as extremely overweight employees. The main office was full of extremely overweight personnel, like many companies in the USA. Thus by staying in shape and normal weight I subsidize the unhealthy ones that sit on their a**. If you buy Life Insurance on the private market (as opposed to the company plan) they give you a physical and base the rate on that. Thus it was always cheaper for me to purchase Life Insurance on the private market compared to the company policy. In 6 months I go on medicare and again it does not care on your current physical condition.

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Aliceinwonderland 2 years 44 weeks ago
#4

Reply to post #2: More knee-jerk bull crap from a no-nothing conservative. Fire away, Dex! It may not be very informative but it sure adds a lot of entertainment value to these forums.

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Dexterous 2 years 44 weeks ago
#5
Quote Legend:

Medical Insurance is outrageous. Especially compared to auto insurance or umbrella insurance which can have the same or similar costs in Liability. Another problem when I worked for a company I paid the same as extremely overweight employees. The main office was full of extremely overweight personnel, like many companies in the USA. Thus by staying in shape and normal weight I subsidize the unhealthy ones that sit on their a**.

Now you are starting to understand what the working individual, one who takes care of him/herself's objection to obamacare. They are asking the same questions you are. Why am I forced by the government to pay higher premiums to support someone else's health insurance?

Welcome to the libertarian philosophy.

Legend 2 years 44 weeks ago
#6

Dex, Obamacare did not invent the same rates for overweight smoking slugs. That was before Obamacare and in current company plans. Also Medicare.

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Dexterous 2 years 44 weeks ago
#7

Who said otherwise?

Company provided plans covered everybody regardless of previous medical conditions. In smaller companies the rates would trend up for all if there was a number of high risk people in the pool. In larger corporations the pool was so large the rates were spread over everyones premium.

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