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Old Apr 3rd 2007, 3:56 pm
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Did you believe that last year was also going to be the worst on record? It was predicted, and we had...mmmm....how many....?


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Default Re: 'Very active' hurricane season is predicted

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Did you believe that last year was also going to be the worst on record? It was predicted, and we had...mmmm....how many....?


Yawn.
you beat me to it....still, don't mind hunkering down now and again with my man
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Old Apr 3rd 2007, 9:01 pm
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No matter if they come or not...we are all still paying higher Ins...just incase...I see my neighbours who are retired paying out thousands to re-shingle and re-roof just to get State cover...people born on Cape are being priced out of their homes ....

We have been so lucky getting Ins so far...but costs are going up quicker than the wages around here...I just don't know how some families get by....
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No matter if they come or not...we are all still paying higher Ins...just incase...I see my neighbours who are retired paying out thousands to re-shingle and re-roof just to get State cover...people born on Cape are being priced out of their homes ....

We have been so lucky getting Ins so far...but costs are going up quicker than the wages around here...I just don't know how some families get by....
If people live in hurricane prone areas, it is only normal that their insurance rates be higher than if they live in say Utah or Iowa. Same for fire prone, or other prone areas. It is not right that those costs be passed along to the folks in Iowa or other areas not prone to such disasters.

It is a choice after all.
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Originally Posted by ironporer View Post
If people live in hurricane prone areas, it is only normal that their insurance rates be higher than if they live in say Utah or Iowa. Same for fire prone, or other prone areas. It is not right that those costs be passed along to the folks in Iowa or other areas not prone to such disasters.

It is a choice after all.
If only that applied to health insurance too!
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If people live in hurricane prone areas, it is only normal that their insurance rates be higher than if they live in say Utah or Iowa. Same for fire prone, or other prone areas. It is not right that those costs be passed along to the folks in Iowa or other areas not prone to such disasters.

It is a choice after all.
They have never been high here until FL had storms...its not like we have had a really bad storm here in years...if we had I could understand it...the people here are paying for something that has not happened yet...and may never happen...unlike in FL...so we are pay the price for other areas....
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If only that applied to health insurance too!
Our heathcare payments went down because next to no-one in hubbys company have been using it...not sure how common that is....
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If only that applied to health insurance too!

But most people don't choose to be old, or diabetic, or any of a thousand maladies that are not driven by choice. Why do you think that 45 million americans are 'uninsured"- +20 million of those are in the 20-35 age that believe (rightfully so, many of them) that they do not need insurance- it is cheaper to pay as you need it).

Perhaps this is the reason I have changed my mind on a National medical care system- we NEED the 20 somethings- to pay for the 70+ somethings, and those who have genetic or other unavoidable conditions.
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But most people don't choose to be old, or diabetic, or any of a thousand maladies that are not driven by choice. Why do you think that 45 million americans are 'uninsured"- +20 million of those are in the 20-35 age that believe (rightfully so, many of them) that they do not need insurance- it is cheaper to pay as you need it).

Perhaps this is the reason I have changed my mind on a National medical care system- we NEED the 20 somethings- to pay for the 70+ somethings, and those who have genetic or other unavoidable conditions.
I'm referring to the obese mainly... maybe smokers too.. I don't think it's fair for me to subsidize someone else's healthcare if they can't take care of themselves.
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I was paying $600 per year in Tampa and thought it would be cheaper when I moved to Dallas. I was shocked to find it costs $1600 per year here for a similar house go figure.
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I'm referring to the obese mainly... maybe smokers too.. I don't think it's fair for me to subsidize someone else's healthcare if they can't take care of themselves.
Are group schemes not affected by individual circumstance at all then? Because buying personal insurance, life, PHI and health certainly seems to be.

Mind you, Im sure I remember hearing things about companies sacking people, or kicking them off schemes that wouldnt give up smoking.
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Are group schemes not affected by individual circumstance at all then? Because buying personal insurance, life, PHI and health certainly seems to be.

Mind you, Im sure I remember hearing things about companies sacking people, or kicking them off schemes that wouldnt give up smoking.
I can only speak from my experience - which is with one company; I pay the same insurance as a 60 year old tobacco chewing, McDonalds eating, alcoholic.

The only question I was asked before signing up for the health insurance was "are you a smoker?" So I guess it may vary if you say you're a smoker.
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My prediction for Florida is:

June-Sept very hot ....Occasional thunderstorms
and a possibility of hurricanes... No snow of freezing
rain during this period ...

No computers were used for this analysis....
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Originally Posted by anotherlimey View Post
I'm referring to the obese mainly... maybe smokers too.. I don't think it's fair for me to subsidize someone else's healthcare if they can't take care of themselves.
I am a genetically superior person and I don't think I should have to subsidize all of you bastards with piss poor protoplasm and icky hereditary afflictions.
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