View Poll Results: (Fill in the blank) People should pay more for health insurance if they _________.

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  • smoke

    28 71.79%
  • are overweight

    19 48.72%
  • are underweight

    8 20.51%
  • don't exercise on a normal basis or aren't active

    10 25.64%
  • don't eat a balanced diet

    9 23.08%
  • have a previous medical condition

    12 30.77%
  • have a family history of a medical condition

    6 15.38%
  • are older

    16 41.03%
  • can afford it

    3 7.69%
  • Other (explain)

    10 25.64%
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Thread: When should health insurance cost more for someone?

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    Re: When should health insurance cost more for someone?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Obvious troll is obvious.
    well, gay choose to engage in their sexual behaviour, so if the wanted to lower their premiums, they should abstain from having sex.
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    Re: When should health insurance cost more for someone?

    They should charge everyone the same price.

    They should make the categories based on what kind of coverage you want.

    Something like:

    1. Full coverage
    2. 50/50 or something like that.
    3. Catastrophic emergencies


    Not exactly but maybe you get the idea.

    The government should stay the hell out of it though.

    Also, people should try to shop around and negotiate with doctors and learn how much it really costs.

    The government and insurance companies make care more expensive than it really is.
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    Re: When should health insurance cost more for someone?

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    they choose to be gay.

    Nobody chooses to be gay. I know I didn't choose to be straight. They didn't choose to be gay. You just are.
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    Re: When should health insurance cost more for someone?

    I'd like to see smokers get a break. They already pay more than $3 billion a year in taxes over and above what they cost Medicare, so in a fair system they should get a discount.
    Last edited by Winston Smith; 08-18-10 at 07:30 AM.

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    Re: When should health insurance cost more for someone?

    Very well put.
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    Re: When should health insurance cost more for someone?

    Only when that person wants premium care options, above and beyond that required for routine preventative, non-elective surgery, and hospitalization.

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    Re: When should health insurance cost more for someone?

    I voted for older due to the increased usage of the healthcare system that normally accompanies age.

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    Re: When should health insurance cost more for someone?

    The two things I would definately consider are smoking and being overweight (and not by a little, but to be clinicly obese). Both of these have an adverse affect on health more than any of the factors listed and they are both entirely behavioral, a matter of choice.
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    Re: When should health insurance cost more for someone?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    The guy with the speeding tickets CHOSE to drive recklessly. No one chooses to get leukemia.
    True, but one chooses to smoke or engage in a lifestyle that will result in being overweight.
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    Re: When should health insurance cost more for someone?

    Quote Originally Posted by Winston Smith View Post
    I'd like to see smokers get a break. They already pay more than $3 billion a year in taxes over and above what they cost Medicare, so in a fair system they should get a discount.
    Instead of whining, smokers should stop smoking... Disgusting habit...
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