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lojasmo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-10-08 02:43 PM
Response to Reply #55
68. NO.
But it is reality. An honor system is just that, and sometimes lying comes with a price.
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  -Our School District is going to charge $50.00 more per insurance premium monthly if you smoke greenbriar  Aug-08-08 08:05 PM   #0 
  - Because smoking is so healthy?  Dreamer Tatum   Aug-08-08 08:07 PM   #1 
  - Lots of behaviors are unhealthy. Why single out smoking? nt  thecatburgler   Aug-08-08 08:10 PM   #3 
     - Perhaps because its negative health effects are so well-understood  Dreamer Tatum   Aug-08-08 08:12 PM   #4 
        - The same can be said about a number of other behaviors.  thecatburgler   Aug-08-08 08:17 PM   #6 
        - I didn't single out anything.  Dreamer Tatum   Aug-08-08 08:19 PM   #7 
           - Higher premiums would be justified in a number of other situations as well.  thecatburgler   Aug-08-08 08:24 PM   #9 
              - Ask the insurer. I have no frickin idea. nt  Dreamer Tatum   Aug-08-08 08:25 PM   #10 
        - So is being fat  proud2Blib   Aug-08-08 08:30 PM   #12 
           - Yeah, and life insurers will rate you for it. nt  Dreamer Tatum   Aug-08-08 08:37 PM   #27 
              - I thought we were talking about health insurance  proud2Blib   Aug-08-08 08:39 PM   #30 
                 - Maybe they will too. nt  Dreamer Tatum   Aug-08-08 08:42 PM   #31 
  - Maybe you could ask for a "masturbation offset":  MercutioATC   Aug-08-08 08:09 PM   #2 
  - Did you see that article today about pot smoking lowering the risk of cancer?  proud2Blib   Aug-08-08 08:31 PM   #15 
  - could you imagine the looks on the old guys faces  greenbriar   Aug-08-08 09:45 PM   #40 
     - Hell, I'm 40 and I'd qualify...  MercutioATC   Aug-08-08 10:53 PM   #41 
        - ...  MercutioATC   Aug-08-08 11:12 PM   #43 
        - well, the fact that I am a female would make someone blush  greenbriar   Aug-08-08 11:34 PM   #46 
           - Ah...your profile states "undeclared"....  MercutioATC   Aug-09-08 12:04 AM   #53 
  - if you are going to target smokers, how about overweight people  greenbriar   Aug-08-08 08:16 PM   #5 
  - They actually do charge women a lot more in premium, for that very reason.  thecatburgler   Aug-08-08 08:20 PM   #8 
  - My employer pays the same for all active employees  proud2Blib   Aug-08-08 08:33 PM   #18 
     - Depends on the size of the business.  thecatburgler   Aug-08-08 08:43 PM   #33 
  - And pukers?  lonestarnot   Aug-08-08 08:31 PM   #14 
  - And people who can't wipe their ass properly.  lonestarnot   Aug-08-08 08:32 PM   #16 
  - People with greasy hair.  lonestarnot   Aug-08-08 08:32 PM   #17 
  - And homeless employees.  lonestarnot   Aug-08-08 08:33 PM   #20 
  - And people with green teeth.  lonestarnot   Aug-08-08 08:35 PM   #21 
  - People with a family history of alcoholism  proud2Blib   Aug-08-08 08:36 PM   #23 
  - People who don't exercise  proud2Blib   Aug-08-08 08:37 PM   #24 
  - how about people who drive too fast  greenbriar   Aug-08-08 08:44 PM   #36 
     - or too slowly.  lonestarnot   Aug-09-08 08:51 AM   #60 
  - People who don't have pets  proud2Blib   Aug-08-08 08:37 PM   #25 
  - People who don't wear shoes  proud2Blib   Aug-08-08 08:38 PM   #29 
  - My school district charges us $10 a month if we don't give body fluids  proud2Blib   Aug-08-08 08:27 PM   #11 
  - Oh brother, spies. Let's see. How much will they get paid by the ins. co. for snitching.  lonestarnot   Aug-08-08 08:30 PM   #13 
  - I was on the insurance negotiating team for years in my district  proud2Blib   Aug-08-08 08:35 PM   #22 
     - Bastards should all be wiped out and started over.  lonestarnot   Aug-08-08 08:37 PM   #26 
        - One of the last meetings I went to  proud2Blib   Aug-08-08 08:42 PM   #32 
  - My husband pays a higher premium for life insurance due to high blood pressure  chimpsrsmarter   Aug-08-08 08:33 PM   #19 
  - I smoke, but I don't take the districts insurance, hubby's insurance is better. this is still bulls  greenbriar   Aug-08-08 08:38 PM   #28 
  - You are lucky you get to opt out  proud2Blib   Aug-08-08 08:43 PM   #34 
     - I actually get an extra 100 dollars a month because I don't take it  greenbriar   Aug-08-08 08:46 PM   #37 
        - Mine pays 100%  proud2Blib   Aug-08-08 08:54 PM   #39 
  - My insurance program does the same thing.  tofunut   Aug-08-08 08:44 PM   #35 
  - I like this idea on one hand but it bothers me for a lot more reasons.  beyurslf   Aug-08-08 08:47 PM   #38 
  - I'm all for it just as long as they don't ban transfats and get rid of the soda machines.  devilgrrl   Aug-08-08 10:56 PM   #42 
  - First, they came for the smokers and I did not speak out because I was not a smoker.  MercutioATC   Aug-08-08 11:15 PM   #44 
  - NO. First they came for the women. Did you ever speak out against that?  lwfern   Aug-08-08 11:43 PM   #48 
     - Jesus fuck! Where the hell did THAT come from???  MercutioATC   Aug-09-08 12:00 AM   #52 
        - As a woman  lwfern   Aug-09-08 12:15 AM   #56 
           - There are SOOO many ways I could go with this...  MercutioATC   Aug-09-08 12:24 AM   #58 
  - if you're a smoker you're more likely to need insurance money spent on you  LordJFT   Aug-08-08 11:29 PM   #45 
  - if you aren't doing anything have nothing to worry about?  greenbriar   Aug-08-08 11:36 PM   #47 
     - it's nothing like fisa, no invasion of privacy and the policy makes financial sense  LordJFT   Aug-08-08 11:50 PM   #49 
        - The invasion of privacy angle is kind of funny to me.  lwfern   Aug-09-08 12:18 AM   #57 
  - Beats raising the rates for everybody for smokers' costs.  LeftyMom   Aug-08-08 11:51 PM   #50 
  - I pay more for mine because I smoke. I don't see anything unfair about it  RGBolen   Aug-08-08 11:52 PM   #51 
  - good.  lojasmo   Aug-09-08 12:08 AM   #54 
  - 'although someone might see you and make a phone call'  Bluebear   Aug-09-08 12:09 AM   #55 
  - Can you believe that? Snort...  lonestarnot   Aug-09-08 08:52 AM   #61 
  - NO.  lojasmo   Aug-10-08 02:43 PM   #68 
  - is it anonymous? could someone do that to get back at someone.  ejpoeta   Aug-10-08 03:07 PM   #71 
  - Don't commit insurance fraud and you have nothing to worry about n/t  CrazyDude   Aug-11-08 09:24 PM   #77 
  - And alcohol doesn't cost us much does it.  lonestarnot   Aug-09-08 08:52 AM   #62 
  - About 1/8th that of Tobaco.  lojasmo   Aug-10-08 02:48 PM   #69 
     - And injuries as a direct result, car accidents, beatings, shootings, psychodamage, financial ruin,  lonestarnot   Aug-10-08 06:53 PM   #72 
        - I alluded to those...  lojasmo   Aug-11-08 06:22 PM   #74 
           - ALL of them are related to health care industry, Tell me which one isn't and I will tell you how  lonestarnot   Aug-11-08 08:30 PM   #75 
              - The costs I listed were health care costs attributable to alcohol.  lojasmo   Aug-12-08 09:01 AM   #78 
  - Smokers die relatively quickly  taterguy   Aug-09-08 11:18 AM   #64 
  - Slippery Slope And I Am Appalled  lligrd   Aug-09-08 01:00 AM   #59 
  - its the as long as I got mine mentality  greenbriar   Aug-09-08 11:06 AM   #63 
  - This is just one of the reasons ...  area51   Aug-09-08 12:21 PM   #65 
  - If you are a high risk driver, you will pay higher auto premiums.  Clear Blue Sky   Aug-09-08 12:31 PM   #66 
  - because in a civil society, EVERYONE is in the same "pool"  SoCalDem   Aug-10-08 07:05 PM   #73 
  - HR 676.  LWolf   Aug-09-08 12:32 PM   #67 
  - As a smoker...  LanternWaste   Aug-10-08 02:52 PM   #70 
  - Medical care is not free  CrazyDude   Aug-11-08 09:23 PM   #76 

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