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    ... did any of you choose not to buy health insurance?

    If so, why?
     
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    now pee wee, you cut right to the heart of the matter choice vs. force.
     
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    i didn't get health care insurance until i got married and started a family. in my 20's and early 30's i was never sick and just didn't see a need for it.

    if i was that age now, i think i'd be pissed about being forced to buy it, although it doesn't bother my son who's 21 and single. (and healthy)
     
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    Thanks, del.

    I, too, chose not to buy insurance for the year between my separation from the Air Force and taking my current job.

    I was a full time student and I was looking to save a buck.

    Half way through the year I developed a cyst on my left nut. I had to get a sonogram and a few other tests run. My $2000 bill sucked.
     
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    no doubt it did. it's going to take me the rest of the morning to get my legs uncrossed. :eek:

    certainly thing were a lot cheaper back when dinosaurs roamed and i was uninsured, and looking back it may not have been the best decision i ever made, but it was MY decision to make.
     
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    Fortunately, it was only a cyst and it eventually dissolved. The few days when I was scared one of my boys was going out all Lance Armstrong style sucked more than the bill. Had it been that I woulda been proper fucked.
     
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    i thought i had a heart attack once which was pretty scary.

    can't imagine what it's like waiting to find out whether or not you and mike lowell have something in common besides fenway. damn.
     
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    Do you think a policy that covered 100% of health costs would be less than $2000 for a year?
     
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    Of course not but had that cyst been a tumor not only would I have been financially fucked but also the owner of a preexisting condition.
     

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