Republicans "you can buy the health ins you need"

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    ever hear anything so stupid in my life. How does one know what they are going to need. I guess they think everyone has a crystal ball to see in the future.
     
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    That's the point of insurance. You don't know if you're going to "need" auto insurance but you'll be glad you have it after an accident.

    Dumb thread
     
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    And if you don't, it was a waste. Insurance is basically gambling. And you should never gamble what you can't afford to lose.
     
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    What "Republican" said this? What was the context.

    But regardless it is a perfectly rational statement. Consider: I recently went through the process of signing up for a Medicare Supplement for 2018. I know about my general health. I know that I take a moderate number of daily prescription drugs, and I know what the cost. I know my dental and optical condition.

    I bought the health insurance I needed. I did not buy dental, because the maximum payout is $1,400 per year, and I can self-insure that amount.

    No offense, but you would have to be pretty dense not to see that the quoted statement is very reasonable.
     
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    If you are a male, you know know you don't need maternity insurance.

    Makes sense to me.

    If you are 70 and never had an issue with depression, you might not buy anything related to mental health.

    Makes sense to me.
     
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    Yes I know men do not make babies. :rolleyes: The aged get newly diagnosed with depression a lot. Mental health affect physical health and vice versa.
     
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    Dental ins is optional.
     
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    So you have just proven this is not a dumb thread. Thank you for proving that the GOP is stupid.
     
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    Are you assuming impotence here?
     
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    Doesn't really matter what he's assuming. Unless you're now inviting government to get involved in our sex lives as well.
     

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