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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-05-10 02:59 PM
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13. no thank you. I have subsidized private insurance administered by the state
I have no intention of dropping it.
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  -05JAN2010: I challenge EVERY AMERICAN to cancel their health insurance TODAY! thotzRthingz  Jan-05-10 02:47 PM   #0 
  - I cancelled mine over 10 years ago.  LooseWilly   Jan-05-10 02:49 PM   #1 
  - out-standing!  thotzRthingz   Jan-05-10 02:56 PM   #10 
     - So, did you cancel your health insurance today? Did you?  MineralMan   Jan-05-10 03:04 PM   #20 
        - Cowardice that can be counted upon...  LooseWilly   Jan-05-10 03:20 PM   #39 
           - Why did you cancel yours 10 yrs ago? Have you been happy without it? Are you still?  uppityperson   Jan-05-10 03:23 PM   #43 
           - I cancelled it 10 years ago because the prices were rising so fast for such crappy coverage...  LooseWilly   Jan-06-10 04:20 AM   #92 
           - I have health insurance and I'm keeping it. I turn 65 in July,  MineralMan   Jan-05-10 03:26 PM   #45 
  - You go first, and let us know when you've done it.  MineralMan   Jan-05-10 02:50 PM   #2 
  - No.  CreekDog   Jan-05-10 02:51 PM   #3 
  - no thanks nt  slipslidingaway   Jan-05-10 02:51 PM   #4 
  -  jpak   Jan-05-10 02:52 PM   #5 
  - well, aren't you the "intellectual" ... voting with your pocketboot works, ALWAYS!  thotzRthingz   Jan-05-10 02:55 PM   #8 
     - Already with the insults, eh? Feh!  MineralMan   Jan-05-10 02:57 PM   #11 
     - insults? stating the obvious is an insult?  thotzRthingz   Jan-05-10 03:02 PM   #18 
        - Your intention is good, your approach perhaps misguided  leftstreet   Jan-05-10 03:05 PM   #22 
        - wtf? I have worked at and used public health care and your post is offensive  uppityperson   Jan-05-10 03:15 PM   #35 
        - thank you for your thoughtful reply...  thotzRthingz   Jan-05-10 03:37 PM   #55 
        - Wow, not only am I a racist, I'm also a latte liberal who hates the poor!  PVnRT   Jan-06-10 06:41 AM   #94 
        - You don't like intellectuals? Too smart for you, are they?  MineralMan   Jan-05-10 03:06 PM   # 
     - Pay my medical bills until I qualify for Medicare and I will take you up on this stupid idea  jpak   Jan-05-10 04:00 PM   #79 
     - Pay my medical bills until I qualify for Medicare and I will take you up on this stupid idea  jpak   Jan-05-10 04:00 PM   #80 
  - Excellent link  leftstreet   Jan-05-10 02:52 PM   #6 
  - I'm 60, I've not seen a doctor or visited a hospital in 20+ years... there are viable "alternatives"  thotzRthingz   Jan-05-10 02:53 PM   #7 
  - So, you don't have insurance, right?  MineralMan   Jan-05-10 02:58 PM   #12 
  - Alternatives, is it?  MineralMan   Jan-05-10 03:00 PM   #15 
     - Hey, if you're not willing to use free clinics  PVnRT   Jan-06-10 06:42 AM   #95 
  - Ooh. let us also boycott one of the major fuel companies, that will  Obamanaut   Jan-05-10 02:56 PM   #9 
  - no thank you. I have subsidized private insurance administered by the state  cali   Jan-05-10 02:59 PM   #13 
  - What terrible advice. Health insurance for the middle class is the only thing preventing  FSogol   Jan-05-10 02:59 PM   #14 
  - But, but....there are viable "alternatives,"  MineralMan   Jan-05-10 03:01 PM   #17 
  - LOL, he's healthy so we should give up our health insurance to make some kind of point?  FSogol   Jan-05-10 03:08 PM   #27 
  - "Health Insurance" is also CAUSING financial ruin in Middle Class families.  bvar22   Jan-05-10 03:41 PM   #58 
  - And cancelling what little protection you have helps how? n/t  FSogol   Jan-05-10 03:52 PM   #72 
  - Did you see "Sicko"?  dflprincess   Jan-05-10 09:36 PM   #90 
  - It is a great idea, but no. I for one, would be terrified to cancel mine and not be able to  robinlynne   Jan-05-10 03:00 PM   #16 
  - I would love too  jschurchin   Jan-05-10 03:03 PM   #19 
  - I can appreciate your dilemma... as well as the concerns of everyone else who  thotzRthingz   Jan-05-10 03:08 PM   #26 
     - Will you even follow your suggestion? If I were suggesting something  MineralMan   Jan-05-10 03:10 PM   #29 
     - You are wrong. Those accessible to me are not available as I live in wrong county  uppityperson   Jan-05-10 03:21 PM   #40 
  - Interesting link, none there for me and no thank you  uppityperson   Jan-05-10 03:04 PM   #21 
  - hmmmmm. Let's say 50,000 people participate at DU.  el_bryanto   Jan-05-10 03:05 PM   #23 
  - I'm gonna take a wild guess and assume you're not sick or relying on any Rx meds right now. Silly.  Parker CA   Jan-05-10 03:06 PM   #24 
  - He/she uses viable "alternative" options for health care.  MineralMan   Jan-05-10 03:07 PM   #25 
     - and that's a fact... I do NOT "do" doctors or prescription drugs (and I realize not  thotzRthingz   Jan-05-10 03:10 PM   #28 
     - For the final time, have you cancelled your health insurance today?  MineralMan   Jan-05-10 03:11 PM   #30 
     - as I have recently posted elsewhere on DU... I am a fully retired  thotzRthingz   Jan-05-10 03:24 PM   #44 
        - You have VA health insurance but chose not to use it. Got it.  uppityperson   Jan-05-10 03:29 PM   #46 
        - Let's You and Him Fight! I'm OK. I've got mine.  MineralMan   Jan-05-10 03:34 PM   #51 
        - Ah, retired military. Then you have health insurance provided by  MineralMan   Jan-05-10 03:33 PM   #50 
           - Yes, what you said. Retirees (I am one) have available three  Obamanaut   Jan-05-10 04:08 PM   #82 
              - Yes, it is hypocritical to do that. It's easy for someone with an  MineralMan   Jan-05-10 07:12 PM   #85 
     - and for someone like me that cannot live without an Rx?  uppityperson   Jan-05-10 03:22 PM   #42 
        - You need crystal healing or some such crap.  MineralMan   Jan-05-10 03:36 PM   #54 
           - yup. But I know what your problem is  uppityperson   Jan-05-10 03:46 PM   #64 
              - Wow! Ya think? Has it already damaged my brain?  MineralMan   Jan-05-10 03:50 PM   #70 
     - No Rx and no Drs are unfortunately no solution to chronic medical issues. nt  Parker CA   Jan-05-10 03:12 PM   #31 
     - Ain't it the troof?  MineralMan   Jan-05-10 03:15 PM   #37 
     - So 2 BMs a day = alternative medical care?  FSogol   Jan-05-10 03:12 PM   #32 
        - Coffee enemas?  MineralMan   Jan-05-10 03:13 PM   #34 
  - You gotta have it to cancel it.  hobbit709   Jan-05-10 03:13 PM   #33 
  - Most of the ones near me are in or near public housing projects.  superduperfarleft   Jan-05-10 03:15 PM   #36 
  - Fuck no!  Cessna Invesco Palin   Jan-05-10 03:17 PM   #38 
  - I cancelled mine yesterday.  Bonobo   Jan-05-10 03:21 PM   #41 
  - See ya...  MineralMan   Jan-05-10 03:30 PM   #47 
  - No, not "every American can get the health care they need".  Quantess   Jan-05-10 03:32 PM   #48 
  - I sit on the board of one of the health clinics on that list...  villager   Jan-05-10 03:33 PM   #49 
  - I find it funny when healthy people berate me for not doing what they want  PVnRT   Jan-06-10 06:49 AM   #96 
     - First, all best wishes in your -- and your wife's -- healing  villager   Jan-07-10 12:56 AM   #100 
  - I have ins. through my employer so I can't get rid of it except to get  mdmc   Jan-05-10 03:36 PM   #52 
  - I checked the link and there are seval providers near me  mdmc   Jan-05-10 03:44 PM   #63 
     - OK.. I've look at my choice  mdmc   Jan-05-10 03:49 PM   #68 
  - I can't cancel what I can't afford and don't have.  EndElectoral   Jan-05-10 03:36 PM   #53 
  - The OP is "fully retired military." He has lifetime insurance,  MineralMan   Jan-05-10 03:38 PM   #56 
     - the OP "paid" for his VA benefits, which he does not use (never has, never  thotzRthingz   Jan-05-10 03:43 PM   #60 
        - You have no insurance to cancel, so your words are hollow.  MineralMan   Jan-05-10 03:49 PM   #66 
        - ~ your silence is golden ~  thotzRthingz   Jan-05-10 03:50 PM   #71 
           - Ah. Telling others to do what you have no need to do is hypocrisy  uppityperson   Jan-05-10 03:53 PM   #75 
           - I am rarely silent, and I will never be silent.  MineralMan   Jan-05-10 03:55 PM   #76 
        - "never will" use your VA benefits? hahahahaha. Can I borrow your crystal ball?  uppityperson   Jan-05-10 03:49 PM   #67 
        - No, the OP did not pay for any benefits. The taxpayers paid for a  Obamanaut   Jan-05-10 08:16 PM   #88 
           - We all pay for our healthcare and health insurance.  MineralMan   Jan-06-10 08:44 AM   #98 
              - But it is part of the overall compensation package. Most people, when  Obamanaut   Jan-06-10 09:13 AM   #99 
  - So I should endanager the lives of my wife, children, and mother for politics?  Ozymanithrax   Jan-05-10 03:40 PM   #57 
  - Especially since the one calling for you to do that has  MineralMan   Jan-05-10 03:44 PM   #62 
     - again, you miss my point... and apparently missed my account of  thotzRthingz   Jan-05-10 03:48 PM   #65 
        - Didn't you say that person was in an accident, then a doctor induced coma?  uppityperson   Jan-05-10 03:52 PM   #73 
        - I have missed nothing whatsoever.  MineralMan   Jan-05-10 03:52 PM   #74 
        - The American public doesn't have the option of getting military care or tricare (former military).  Ozymanithrax   Jan-05-10 04:42 PM   #83 
  - can't. too risky  gopwacker_455   Jan-05-10 03:42 PM   #59 
  - And then you can't get insurance again because you have a preexisting condition  Hello_Kitty   Jan-05-10 03:44 PM   #61 
  - And then what?  rucky   Jan-05-10 03:49 PM   #69 
  - Nope. Sounds like a stupid idea.  LostInAnomie   Jan-05-10 03:57 PM   #77 
  - i'm always late to the party.  Soylent Brice   Jan-05-10 03:59 PM   #78 
  - But, the popcorn still has butter and salt, so it's all good.  MineralMan   Jan-05-10 07:09 PM   #84 
     - *chuckle*  Soylent Brice   Jan-06-10 07:59 AM   #97 
  - Let's not and say we did.  damntexdem   Jan-05-10 04:05 PM   #81 
  - Problem is, DU readers are not 'everyone' and everyone is needed.  Kablooie   Jan-05-10 07:26 PM   #86 
  - Wow...just  pipi_k   Jan-05-10 08:07 PM   #87 
  - boy, wouldnt that make me stupid. nt  seabeyond   Jan-05-10 08:19 PM   #89 
  - nothing to cancel  tabbycat31   Jan-05-10 10:14 PM   #91 
  - what a truly moronic suggestion.  dysfunctional press   Jan-06-10 05:43 AM   #93 

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