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  •  It's even worse: He doesn't "get" insurance (0+ / 0-)

    Given that risk is unpredictable, its whole concept is to spread risk broadly and evenly; its antithesis is charging premiums based on costs and risks. Even when people abuse their own health, such as avoiding exercise, eating badly or abusing drugs, they can't be charged extra for health care.

    But if we accept his premise, doesn't a prostate biopsy cost more than a mammogram or gynecological exam? I have to be heavily sedated for mine, which is essentially done in an operating room; it can take over a week to heal from it, with risk of infection. I think these women's checkups are simpler and less costly; so shouldn't women have lower premiums?

    Still trying to decide what i want to be when i grow up.

    by damead on Tue Sep 03, 2013 at 05:18:27 PM PDT

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