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Would overweight people be healthier without health insurance?

no health insurance- the ultimate motivator! no?

Wed. Sep 19, 3:52pm

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there is another thread about this subject- and the answer is many doctors seem to think so because it takes personal accountability out of the equation. I think we should have small insurance for major things, but routine stuff you pay for yourself out of a tax free account.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007, 5:53 PM

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No, They would all be dead instead. Can't afford the medical attention you die.
If health problems don't motivate you then no insurance wouldn't either.

I think people don't get it. The majority of people who are overweight are so because of emotional issues. You overcome that or learn how to cope and you have the ability to learn how to overcome the food too.
It is a complex problem not easily solved. Which is why I think even after people lose the weight it comes back on.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007, 6:18 PM

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6:18, I couldn't have said it better myself.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007, 6:42 PM

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Screw that, I am so grateful for my health insurance and I'm on 4 prescriptions each month. I don't have the extra $$ to save to go into a tax deferred account-what they would charge for my prescriptions w/o the insurance I could not afford. I am not overweight and eat right and exercise 6 days a week. The prescriptions I'm on are not things I could do without. I do think our health care system needs a major overhaul but please people people are fat for a lot of reasons, but I don't think health insurance is one of them!


Wednesday, September 19, 2007, 7:11 PM

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Having health problems sucks, whether you have to pay for them or not. If people won't lose weight for their health, I don't think they will lose weight because it's costing them more.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007, 9:22 PM

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no

no it wouldn't do squat, it's not that good of a scare tactic. I'm a little over weight and what I say to myself is that next morning I'll go on a hike. That way I wouldn't care if I had health insurance. The health insurance I have I like Sonora Insurance - http://www.sonorains.com/SIG10/Sonora%20Insurance.html


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