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You GOTTA have insurance

Discussion in 'Non-Diving Related Stuff' started by Couch, Oct 16, 2020.

  1. chillyinCanada

    chillyinCanada ScubaBoard Supporter Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    No one needs insurance. . .until they do and then, they really really need it.

    People get into car accidents, get cancer, young people get diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis.
     
  2. Storker

    Storker ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I still haven't taken out from my car insurance. Nevertheless, I keep on paying into it.
     
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  3. TuckerIdaho

    TuckerIdaho Barracuda

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    Single payer also alots for people to actually use preventative care.
     
  4. Marie13

    Marie13 Great Lakes Mermaid ScubaBoard Supporter

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    My favorite thing about single payer is when people spout off that it's free. No, you fool, it's not free. You pay for it with taxes.
     
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  5. chillyinCanada

    chillyinCanada ScubaBoard Supporter Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    That's right, Marie13 and we know that but it's still a very good thing and we're happy to have a portion of our taxes go towards it.
     
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  6. TuckerIdaho

    TuckerIdaho Barracuda

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    Nobody actually says it, its a right wing talking point.
     
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  7. Marie13

    Marie13 Great Lakes Mermaid ScubaBoard Supporter

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    It has nothing to do with right wing. I know multiple people IRL who are libs who constantly spout that they want single payer because it's free.
     
  8. dmaziuk

    dmaziuk Regular of the Pub

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    So do we, only back-asswards, and we have to pull out our crystal balls in October and gaze deeply into them to decide how much care our health will require the whole next year. Then we can tell the tax man how much money that will cost us, and then Mr. Taxman will not tax us on that money. Provided we spend it all and on "approved expenses" only, and nobody can explain what happens to the leftovers if we don't spend it all. Although if you stick with the same "flexible care fund management" company, some or all of it may "carry over", conditions apply, void where prohibited.

    But other than that, whether they pay taxes and get discount on stuff, or we pay for stuff and get discount on taxes, is six of one vs half a dozen of the other.
     
  9. Lostdiver71

    Lostdiver71 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Actually many people think it is free, they just don't understand how "free" things from the government work. Just like they don't understand that Trump was talking about human smugglers when he said "coyotes" in the debate. Never underestimate how stupid people can be, if you think someone can't be that stupid you are wrong!
     
  10. lexvil

    lexvil ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    Coyotes are smugglers that’s semantics, those kids were taken from their parents.

    Is it free to drive down the street? Is it free to call the fire department? Police? It’s makes no difference what shorthand people use, free of additional cost and lower cost is the point.
     
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