Health Insurance Questions!

United States
November 30, 2007 4:20pm CST
Do you have health insurance? If not, is it by choice or because you truly cannot afford it?
3 responses
@hometyme (288)
• United States
3 Apr 08
Do you really believe there is someone who cannot afford health insurance?
• United States
3 Apr 08
I expect there are, but they are few and far between in this country
@hometyme (288)
• United States
4 Apr 08
Small business is responsible for 80% of America's jobs. Many cannot pay insurance for employees and the employees do not earn enough to pay for it themselves. And how about the part-time employees of the largest retailer(s) who have no benefits. There are also retirees that still work just for the insurance. I believe the number is larger than many realize.
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• United States
4 Apr 08
I like your train of thought, but I believe that the priorities of most cause them to choose more frivolous expenditures rather than insure themselves, especially the young adults.
@mabelk (209)
• Germany
30 Nov 07
Yes, I do have one since it is required to have one where I'm living currently. It is mandated by law that one should be insured for at least hospital and out-patient medical treatment. Reference: http://www.howtogermany.com/pages/insurance.html
• United States
2 Dec 07
So does the State provide it for everyone, or just require you to provide your own? The latter is how car insurance is here in Texas.
• United States
30 Nov 07
i had health insurance all of my life through my mom's job, but now that i'm nineteen i am no longer able to receive it. i'm having trouble finding a job too.. so i'm currently without health insurance [i forget whether it ran out this month or will run out next month]. but i won't be able to get health insurance because my boyfriend and i simply cannot afford it. he's got health insurance though through the state because he's eligible. hopefully i'll get a job soon that offers health insurance.
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• United States
30 Nov 07
It is one of the decisions young people have to make as they become responsible for their own welfare. I hope you get the job and the insurance soon.