Do you think celebrities have normal health insurance like every other person?

United States
December 7, 2006 11:04pm CST
This is a stupid question but it actually is one of those things that make you wonder. Do you think celebrities have normal health insurance like everyone else? You know like paying doctor co pays and prescriptions. Generic and brandname? Have you ever wondered this?
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@morenita (331)
• United States
30 Jan 07
I have ever wondered about that till I read this. I think most celebrities probably have a little more coverage than the average citizen. If you were capable of insuring your health and well being to the fullest wouldnt you take advantage of it?
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• United States
30 Jan 07
Oh absolutely! I know this sounds crazy but I would be getting chackups and being sure I am ok and if I have problems getting them all taken care of immediately! So I agree with you 100%
@hellboi (664)
• Philippines
30 Jan 07
i don't think it is really in the range of normal since we've heard that others have even gone to have their physical assets insured. they have the money so it is very possible that they go beyond comfort and opt for luxury.
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• United States
30 Jan 07
That is very true! I have heard that certain celebrities have insured certain parts of their body for like billions of dollars. For example I hear that Jennifer Lopez had her backside insured for like a billion dollars by Llyods of London!
@Danniet (377)
• United States
3 Jan 07
Hmmm, I don't know. That is a good question. I wouldn't think they have any insurance, I think they probably just pay out of pocket.
• United States
27 Jan 07
It could depend about that but in a way it brings up the issues of just because your famous kind of discrimination which would open an entire new can of worms!
@tentwo67 (3384)
• United States
3 Jan 07
I would imagine that they do. Even if you have millions of dollars, you still want some protection against catastrophic illness. And, this is silly, but I am reminded of the Friends episode when Joey needed to get some work so he could continue his insurance through screen actors guild.... Or maybe doctors treat celebrities for free just like designers dress them for free?? Just a thought!
• United States
27 Jan 07
I totally remember that episode!!! That was kind of funny. Celebrities could be treated for free. You never know nowadays!
• United States
9 Dec 06
They probably pay out of pocket for day to day expenses. They might carry a major medical policy, though. One big mishap could run into millions of dollars and even big earners don't want to shell out that kind of money.
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• United States
27 Jan 07
Can you imagine their premimums? God do they have checks that long?
@prenuer (278)
• United States
8 Dec 06
I think that this is an excellent question. If I am not mistaken, doesn't their contracts include any necessary coverage. And, they should also be covered under the Actor's union, right?
• United States
9 Dec 06
Well I think the movies or projects they do have them covered. You could be right about they could be covered under The Screen Actors Guild. But the thing is some actors and actresses make over 20 million dollars a picture! Thats where I go how the heck do they do this?
• United States
8 Dec 06
good question...hmmm, I think day to day they pay out of pocket. I'm not sure what happens if they are hospitalized....
• United States
27 Jan 07
I just don't see $25 doctor co-pays and celebrities getting generic prescriptions!
• India
8 Dec 06
yes i think celebrities also make their health insurace. but they make it as secreat as possible for their life.
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• United States
27 Jan 07
Yes that is true. The reason is I don't think any celebrity has checked into the hospital under their real name.
• Philippines
8 Dec 06
Hmmm...I can't imagine Jessica Alba or Julia Roberts sending in a check for health insurance but I guess that's possible :-) I don't think they have normal health insurance like everybody else. If anything, they're premiums or whatever you call what you pay for the insurance would be high since they do have special needs. We know how ridiculously demanding these stars can be :-)
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• United States
27 Jan 07
Well hey there! Thanks for your response! I appreciate it! Your awesome on WAHM! :)
• United States
8 Dec 06
I would say that whatever movie they are working on that the company producing the movie would cover any health costs that they incur while filming, as far as the day to day medical issues i just don't see them having insurance, i am sure they pay out of pocket. However i could be wrong!
• United States
8 Dec 06
Good grief girl you are quick! I agree with you about the day to day stuff. Besdies movies have to have the crew famous or not insured.
@hadees (88)
• India
30 Jan 07
yes they have state of art of technolgy associated wi th them
• United States
31 Jan 07
Ummmmmm I don't understand what that has to do with my post?
• Canada
30 Jan 07
I've never wondered about it at all. I just assumed that, since they were normal, they would act like normal people. I know that if my husband and I could afford things like medical care, then we wouldn't bother with the hassle of insurance, so I would assume that celebrities with money would be the same way.
• United States
31 Jan 07
Woah hun is everything okay? Your post came up three times!!!!
• Canada
30 Jan 07
I've never wondered about it at all. I just assumed that, since they were normal, they would act like normal people. I know that if my husband and I could afford things like medical care, then we wouldn't bother with the hassle of insurance, so I would assume that celebrities with money would be the same way.
• United States
30 Jan 07
That could be true. But honestly it would depend on the celebrity! I know that when working on their movies or whatever they would be on that their health is insured as long as they work.
• United States
22 Jan 09
Yes they do. Even billionaires pay for health insurance. For a couple hundred dollars a month they can lay off a risk of hundreds of thousands. It makes sense. Don http://mtnhealthinsurance.com