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(CNN)   More and more twenty-somethings are entering the workforce and eschewing health insurance entirely because it's too expensive   (money.cnn.com) divider line 40
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2012-06-09 07:39:35 AM
3 votes:

some_beer_drinker: what does eschewing mean?


Chewing the keyboard's Esc key.
2012-06-09 04:25:05 AM
3 votes:
Fark insurance.

Every citizen should get free healthcare. Doctors should be paid like (possibly by) the military.

Proof of citizenship and you get free healthcare. Then for an added bonus, elective surgery subjects get a few grand extra in their accounts for trying out some experimental procedures to add more HGH and extra livers and such. And for every brainwashing session you sit through, a free case of craft beer. And then we give them the bolters and power armor ..

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2012-06-09 03:54:03 AM
3 votes:

farkityfarker: As a Canadian who recently broke his wrist and had it fixed for free as opposed to the $20K I would have paid as an American, I'm getting a kick out of this...


Bullshiat man... We all know that it takes 5 years for you Canadians to actually SEE a doctor. Because, that's what Republicans say. You know - the ones that still believe the Bible is real.
2012-06-09 04:35:15 AM
2 votes:

ExperianScaresCthulhu: That all changes when Russia gets her groove back,


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2012-06-09 04:33:02 AM
2 votes:

some_beer_drinker: my grandfather bought a house for 3000, my dad for 30k, i dont have 300k. i dont own a car, or ever expect to have the lifestyle enjoyed by my previous generation. fark it, i just want to watch the world burn.


Then do us a favor, go live in a cave.
2012-06-09 12:09:20 AM
2 votes:
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2012-06-09 11:53:27 AM
1 votes:
...and I just looked up the movie scene I tried to quote, just to find out it actually goes "That's how Dad did it, that's how America does it".

I can't quite decide whether I made it better or worse by mangling the quote.
2012-06-09 09:13:22 AM
1 votes:
More and more twenty-somethings are entering the workforce and eschewing health insurance entirely because it's too expensive

Being a bit nit-picky here, but am I the only one who noticed that there is nothing in TFA giving historical numbers as a comparison to justify the 'more and more' part of the headline?
2012-06-09 07:57:37 AM
1 votes:

doglover: david_gaithersburg: . Go to school and learn coding, design, and engineering I will give you a job yesterday.

Spot me the dough to go to school to get the engineering degree and I'll have applied to your company THE DAY BEFORE YESTERDAY.

Better yet, give a me a job that's not computer engineering (something I never wanted to do) like... I dunno... teaching and make it so as I can own a house, save money, etc without having to work two or more jobs just to make ends meet.

Meanwhile Adam Carolla's doing one job at a theater and making a month's salary in a day for basically whining with charisma on stage (he's good at what he does, don't get me wrong) but then claims us teachers need to make LESS money because we have too much time on our hands to have that second job. NOBODY WANTS THE SECOND JOB! It's something you NEED because all that "vacation" over summer breaks is UNPAID! Give us 12 decent paychecks a year and let us work like normal people instead of having to grade papers all night and mix drinks all weekend.


Don't you just hate it when employers only want to hire people for jobs that are actually related to the product or service they provide?
2012-06-09 07:44:21 AM
1 votes:
For those confused by Subby's vocabulary:

Eschew is the sound Spaniards make when they sneeze. It is similar to the sound Americans make (ahchew).

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2012-06-09 07:41:31 AM
1 votes:
More and more twenty-somethings have no idea what the word "eschew" means.
2012-06-09 07:28:48 AM
1 votes:

Honest Bender:

Moral of the story: Get a big boy job and you wont need to worry about insurance.


Let them eat cake.
2012-06-09 06:57:15 AM
1 votes:

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: If Boomers would start dieing or retiring, I'd be more than happy to get a better job and buy health insurance.


Boomers have to keep working to support their useless kids who don't have a job.
2012-06-09 06:05:22 AM
1 votes:
How can I afford healthcare when I've got a cell phone, iPad, cable TV, and a TV bigger than my car to take care of.
2012-06-09 06:03:40 AM
1 votes:
I'm a twenty-something and I got insurance from work. Is this where I say 'fark you, I got mine?'.

That's how it works, right?
2012-06-09 05:57:04 AM
1 votes:

Tumunga: meh.

I didn't have health insurance until I got married, and had kids. Didn't need it. Wasn't going to pay for it. If something bad happened, all I needed to do was go to Wishard and tell them I was broke.

That's called free medical care. Shove that up your libtard, single payer bullshiat sphincters.


you ignorant farking symptom
2012-06-09 05:35:53 AM
1 votes:

ExperianScaresCthulhu: (Is the US covering for Canada, or is Britain covering for Canada, or does Canada go it alone defense wise and the US and Britain provide token assistance? What happens to Canada when the US and Britain go belly up?)


Or it could be that no one really dislikes Canada or has reason to cause trouble for them. Mostly 'cause, unlike us, they aren't usually dicks. There are no roving hoards of Visigoths or Mongols anymore, only a handful of small minded people in EVERY country making life hell for the rest of us. Even Canada can handle that, because, also unlike us, they don't over-react to every perceived slight.
2012-06-09 05:25:44 AM
1 votes:

WhyteRaven74: ambercat: filling out all the insurance crap takes much longer

That's what I don't get in this day and age there's no excuse for having any paperwork to deal with when it comes to medical insurance. And yet here we are still dealing with paperwork and the money pit it represents.


Don't EVEN go there. You're flying in the face of the profit to be made from printer ink, much less paper. You should be ashamed ;)
2012-06-09 05:06:48 AM
1 votes:
I got a bill for three grand today for a stay in the ER last month which consisted mostly of IV fluids (super wasted in public, police made me go). That's some bullshiat, send that to collections, I can't pay that. I am twenty six and have donated my -O cmv negative premature baby blood every two months since I was seventeen, the red cross makes money on it, then the hospital makes money on it and I get a bill for three grand for some suger water. Its a good thing I dont see much promise for the rest of my life or otherwise I might be concerned about getting a bill I cannot pay. But I dont, so im not sweating it too much. I figure I am just not deemed productive enough by society to have rational heathcare available to me.
2012-06-09 05:05:30 AM
1 votes:
Why not? I mean, they're going to live forever and they'll make an infinite amount of money, so...
2012-06-09 04:57:20 AM
1 votes:
Oh yeah, if fark doesn't give you health coverage then you should sue.
2012-06-09 04:42:56 AM
1 votes:
Love the denial that the US is NOT slipping into third world status.

whargarble.........but healthcare provided is socialism.........so is public education, road tax, gasoline tax, armed feces, etc.

100 dollars a month to some is the difference between eating one meal a day to skipping a meal three or for times a week.

Not addressing the fatties that need to back away from their diet cokes.......they could stand to fast periodically.
2012-06-09 04:34:29 AM
1 votes:

Kuoxasar: ExperianScaresCthulhu: farkityfarker: As a Canadian who recently broke his wrist and had it fixed for free as opposed to the $20K I would have paid as an American, I'm getting a kick out of this...

Nothing is free. You paid for it in other ways, and other people helped you pay for it. Is there a pie chart comparing taxes for Canadians and Americans versus government spending for Canadians versus Americans?

I imagine they save a lot of money by not holding 10-year-long wars and country-building exercises in the middle of the farking godforsaken Asian desert.


That all changes when Russia gets her groove back, and more of the polar ice cap is easy to transverse, yes? (Is the US covering for Canada, or is Britain covering for Canada, or does Canada go it alone defense wise and the US and Britain provide token assistance? What happens to Canada when the US and Britain go belly up?)
2012-06-09 04:33:26 AM
1 votes:
Australian, so Medicare levy covers my ass.
Taxes, what are they good for?
2012-06-09 04:31:36 AM
1 votes:

Esroc: Some people aren't realizing that many of us twenty-somethings just don't give a flyin' fark anymore. Our parents and grandparents wiped their asses with this country and told us "good luck!" while they collect the last retirement checks anyone will ever get.

So forgive me if I'm not exactly wild about tossing gobs of cash at men in suits on the off chance it might prolong my stay in this world.


this. you left us a rotting corpse, and you expect us to buy into your bullshiat?

my grandfather bought a house for 3000, my dad for 30k, i dont have 300k. i dont own a car, or ever expect to have the lifestyle enjoyed by my previous generation. fark it, i just want to watch the world burn.
2012-06-09 04:27:33 AM
1 votes:

MassAsster: soo glad we are running this country down the crapper. can't wait till i explain to my children why it's better to not try at life and get everything from the govt rather then try to actually earn a living in the workforce


Oh, you should try. Try for Emperor Doglover! Hallowed be his name! By the way, Canada is unclean. PURIFY IT!
2012-06-09 04:26:54 AM
1 votes:
How about mandating all employers above a certain size provide top shelf insurance, actual insurance not PPO or HMO crap, with employees picking up no more than 5% of the premium?
2012-06-09 04:26:22 AM
1 votes:
Some people aren't realizing that many of us twenty-somethings just don't give a flyin' fark anymore. Our parents and grandparents wiped their asses with this country and told us "good luck!" while they collect the last retirement checks anyone will ever get.

So forgive me if I'm not exactly wild about tossing gobs of cash at men in suits on the off chance it might prolong my stay in this world.
2012-06-09 04:10:08 AM
1 votes:
Yeah... Socialized medicine isn't always great, though. I think we need reform, but we need to be careful about what we do... Systems like the Canadian one seem great, but it blows over here in Japan. I'm a 25-year-old, fit, non-smoker and I pay 200 bucks a month (using a 100yen to 1dollar exchange rate). 200 a month and I still have to pay 30% of whatever my hospital bill is.

Plus, the doctors blow... Man, do I have some stories, boy. I tell you what, kid.
2012-06-09 04:07:12 AM
1 votes:
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2012-06-09 04:07:03 AM
1 votes:

aiiee: I'ts under 100/mo i


UNDER 100 a month!? farkin' half the people I know can't afford 100 bucks a month that isn't going directly towards food, rent, tax, or something.


Health insurance should be free for people who make less than a certain amount of money.
2012-06-09 03:55:38 AM
1 votes:

Smeggy Smurf: Mandates are what's making insurance so damned high. My wife absolutely cannot have any more kids yet Idaho has it mandated that she be covered for pregnancy. WTF? $300 a month more for a medical impossibility? Fark you I hope they all get ass cancer in airport bathrooms.


They can't adjust that price for risk like they can in upping the price for a smoker to cover lung cancer?

You're getting hosed, but it's not the fault of the healthcare bill. They're forced to provide the coverage, they don't have to charge extra. If they know it's an impossibility, they don't have to charge anything. Your insurance company is dicking you around.

\Single payer really is the only solution.
\\It's simply an issue of patient motive versus profit motive.
2012-06-09 03:49:10 AM
1 votes:
America! Can put a man on the moon, but cannot solve basic issues that every other country has solved.
2012-06-09 03:48:41 AM
1 votes:
Mandates are what's making insurance so damned high. My wife absolutely cannot have any more kids yet Idaho has it mandated that she be covered for pregnancy. WTF? $300 a month more for a medical impossibility? Fark you I hope they all get ass cancer in airport bathrooms.
2012-06-09 03:46:13 AM
1 votes:
As a Canadian who recently broke his wrist and had it fixed for free as opposed to the $20K I would have paid as an American, I'm getting a kick out of this...
2012-06-09 02:35:55 AM
1 votes:
If Boomers would start dieing or retiring, I'd be more than happy to get a better job and buy health insurance.
2012-06-09 12:23:51 AM
1 votes:
How much do you want to bet that after SCOTUS follows their rightward tilt and strikes down HCA, that bankruptcy rules will be quietly changed so that medical debt joins student loans as "unable to discharge" in bankruptcy?
2012-06-09 12:20:07 AM
1 votes:
Me: Universal care, single-payer.

Them: We can't do that! That's SOSHLIZMS!

Me: And?
2012-06-08 11:59:55 PM
1 votes:
Good thing we won't have an individual mandate to force these freedom-loving kids to buy health insurance. This will never come back to bite them in the ass, or the people that will eventually have to pay for their medical treatment when they will eventually need it.
2012-06-08 11:01:05 PM
1 votes:
that's not bright kids. Get the catastrophic coverage that only kicks in after 5000 has been spent. I'ts under 100/mo if you're under 30
 
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