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View Diary: Why I Declined My Congressional Health Coverage (239 comments)

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  •  To those advocating carrying no insurance: STFU! (5+ / 0-)

    That is the WORST idea ever.  Its one thing if you cannot afford to keep any type of health insurance, but it is a completely difference one to volutarily drop your coverage.  When you medical bill collectors come after you and take away everything that you own, you can be content to feel self righteous with your family on the street.


    just because the health insurance/healthcare system is completely fucked doesn't mean you should be completely irresponsible.

    I'd like an Obama and Edwards with a slice of Richardson, but please hold the Clinton. I call it the Wesley Clark.

    by areucrazy on Fri Jun 29, 2007 at 11:23:46 AM PDT

    •  Yes, pay your protection money and hope that (0+ / 0-)

      someday we will have a government that values people more than corporate profit.

    •  Yeah. (1+ / 0-)
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      there is absolutely no guarantee of good health no matter what, and you have a responsibility to yourself and your family to be careful.

      An associate's daughter became suddenly and unexpectedly ill with an autoimmune disorder and spent nearly  two years in the ICU while doctors tried to figure out how to stop her body from killing itself.

      My friend's sister went suddenly deaf. No kidding! Sudden onset deafness over the span of one week with no warning.

      A colleague was partially paralyzed from nerve damage during childbirth.

      Each of these people were very healthy with no family history or risk factors. Without insurance, they would be bankrupt, harming their families and their futures. Coverage was far from perfect, but undeniably necessary.

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