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  •  Going uninsured is a much better deal (5+ / 0-)
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    Tommy Aces, mmacdDE, Mgleaf, Fury, VTelder

    at least you still have the $648/year that would have been wasted on "premiums" for nonexistent "insurance."

    "All governments lie, but disaster lies in wait for countries whose officials smoke the same hashish they give out." --I.F. Stone

    by Alice in Florida on Wed Oct 30, 2013 at 06:00:39 PM PDT

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    •  My insurance in grad school was pretty bad (0+ / 0-)

      It was the stuff offered through the school (domestic students didn't have to sign up, foreign students did) and it was basically a catastrophic-only plan. I dropped it after a semester, as I would have been screwed either way had I actually had to use it for anything. It wasn't a ton of money by any means (something like $30 a month) and was meant to ideally be used in combination with the student health center. But as a reasonably healthy young male what I really could have used--things like dental and vision--wasn't available even though there was pretty good prescription coverage and other things. There was also a cap of around $150,000 per injury/illness. I always had the feeling that it was disturbingly close to junk insurance (and would have been if not for the on-campus health center) but I don't have the info available anymore to say one way or another.

      Of course, these days I probably could have spent all of graduate school on my parents insurance.

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