I was discovering that life just simply isn't fair and bask in the unsung glory of knowing that each obstacle overcome along the way only adds to the satisfaction in the end. Nothing great, after all, was ever accomplished by anyone sulking in his or her misery.
"God is the name by which I designate all things which cross my path violently and recklessly, all things which alter my plans and intentions, and change the course of my life, for better or for worse."
-C G Jung
I don't blame you for getting upset, I would to. I just have had family in my life that have died from cancer due to their smoking. I don't disagree with higher premiums for smokers (what I consider smoking), however, that doesn't negate the problems of obesity and other issues.
I'm there with you with the obesity thing though, I think that causes more problems overall than smoking does. I've seen what obesity did to me and I almost had to take various medications because of high blood pressure. I lost the weight and have lived healthier and feel better.
It is one-sided and many more health issues are ignored.
"The necessaries of life occasion the great expense of the poor. They find it difficult to get food, and the greater part of their little revenue is spent in getting it. The luxuries and vanities of life occasion the principal expense of the rich, and a magnificent house embellishes and sets off to the best advantage all the other luxuries and vanities which they possess. ... It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion."
-- Adam Smith
The practice of health insurance rescission was partially limited starting September 23, 2010, following the adoption of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in 2010. A House committee report found that WellPoint Inc., UnitedHealth Group and Assurant rescinded policies for more than 20,000 people over a five-year period; the House report also highlighted 13 particular cases.
My Karma ran over your Dogma.
So, essentially they are redistributing costs to healthy people and those who don't make poor health choices and not decreasing them. Now I understand why my coverage lessened and my family's monthly premium went up by $100. This **** needs to be repealed.
Last edited by digsbe; 11-21-12 at 05:41 PM.
Tired of elections being between the lesser of two evils.When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser. -Socrates
Neither side in an argument can find the truth when both make an absolute claim on it.