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Old 06-13-2005, 03:15 AM   #11
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I can see both sides of the story. I get a better rate on health insurance because I am willing to get an annual checkup, don't smoke, and keep myself in good condition. Also, recognizing the hazards of riding motorcycles, I wear good gear to minimize the effects of falling off. I also ride within my limits and don't stunt.



On the other hand, insurance was originally set up to spread the risk, whatever it may be, among a lot of buyers. Without that sort of coverage certain risky businesses (like maritime commerce in the 15th century) would never have happened.
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Old 06-13-2005, 05:08 AM   #12
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"Democracy is two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner."
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Old 06-13-2005, 05:09 AM   #13
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The insanity is starting again.



You know what to do.
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Old 06-13-2005, 05:10 AM   #14
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nolaandy, this will be one of the few sensible posts on the subject.
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Old 06-13-2005, 05:12 AM   #15
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Grab the shotguns and the Twizzlers and head for the hills?
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Old 06-13-2005, 06:13 AM   #16
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What a load of crap.



We have the fun. We take the risk. We pay the price.



Using the force of the government to make someone else pay for our risks is wrong.



Buncha commies.
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Old 06-13-2005, 06:14 AM   #17
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Amen.
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Old 06-13-2005, 07:22 AM   #18
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I agree with you there, but if an insurance company is going to deny benefits for "risky behavior" then they should inform the subscribers up front and charge a higher premium. To take someone's money under false pretenses is BS.



I'd like to see the financial connections these "regulators" have personally with the affected insurance companies. I think I know what I'd find.
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Old 06-13-2005, 07:59 AM   #19
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ok so it's time to go wolf hunting??? Actually I just want everyone to get screwed equally we all have "dangerous habits". Can't we all just hug and get along.
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Old 06-13-2005, 08:48 AM   #20
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You make a good point. However, most motorcyclist assume that the health insurance provided by their employer. Indeed, that was the intent of the bill signed by Clinton. However, my wife checked with my employer sponsered health plan and like the article said, they said they would not pay if I was injured on my motorcycle. However, they would pay if I was injured rock climbing, snow skiing, surfing, white water kayaking... You get the picture.
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