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Sun Nov 25, 2012, 04:46 PM

3. I have been uninsurable since 1987

and that has meant living a pinched life with no extras because I had to save every dime for when the bottom fell out again, and it always did. My health is that bad.

I managed to pay for disasters. There was no money left to pay for preventive care.

However, I added it all up a few years ago. Not paying the outrageous combination of deductible, copays and premiums I would have been socked with by the only company willing to insure me about 18 years ago*, I have saved well into the six figures by covering myself.

I am beyond angry at the way working people have been treated in this country, especially concerning their health care. If the government had designed a deliberate program to destroy us, they couldn't have done a better job of it.

*The first line of defense for any insurance company is to make premiums unaffordable. Mine would have been 150% of what I paid two years later for a mortgage on a cheap and shabby little house in a slum. I quite rightly figured that providing myself shelter would be better than sleeping in the open and fattening health care CEOs for my overall health.

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