Health insurance:
Posted by j d ess 9 years ago, closed 9 years ago
I get it through my employer, it's fine.
50%
I get it through my employer, it's not fine.
11%
I pay for it myself, it's fine.
5%
I pay for it myself, it's not fine.
5%
I have it through an existing government program, it's fine.
11%
I have it through an existing government program, it's not fine.
5%
I want it, but have been denied coverage.
0%
I choose not to have it because it's too expensive.
11%
I choose not to have it.
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I have many options...
Hugh2d2: Since I work for the federal government I get to choose from several PRIVATELY OWNED insurance corporations.  
 
I can't be turned down. I can't be dropped. I can't have my terms change in the middle of the year with no warning. My employer won't suddenly decide I get to pay more or go without. My employer won't suddenly decide they don't want to offer insurance.  
 
I have options most don't get, but should.
For all its faults...
DodgyKnees the Cynic: The NHS is there for me.  
It's bewildering to think that some supposedly civilised nations don't enjoy similar benefits.
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cornpone: I get it through my employer and it is outstanding.
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XIV: Where's I don't have it even though I want to because even the state-subsidized one is too expensive for a living wage?
pneum0nic: werd up, yo. that sucks. hang in there xiv!
Re: for all it's faults
sorbyl: I too have the UK NHS and it has always worked fine for me
And....
sorbyl: Went to donate blood today.  
In the the UK this is a purely voluntary thing and the only payment you get is a cup of tea and a biscuit....  
 
I am proud to do it.  
fabulon7: When you donate blood here, they force you to eat the biscuit (cookie). You can't leave until you do - some 85 year-old woman makes sure of that.  
 
No tea though, we get juice.
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smith: True story:  
 
When I was in Oxford, I was having breathing difficulties and heart palpitations. I went to a British health care facility. They said they couldn't treat me for anything until I took a pregnancy test, despite there being absolutely no chance I was pregnant. When I asked why, the nurse shrugged and said I was American...as if that was an explanation.  
 
Oh..and then they prescribed me rophpynol. (You know..roofies)  
 
cornpone: That doesn't sound anything like clu's roofie story.
fabulon7: You win.
FoolProof: Nono. Everyone loses.  
 
Just kidding. You win.