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christx30 Donating Member (774 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-18-10 09:17 PM
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82. When I was working at dell
I was making $14.02 an hour. I bought health insurance for 11 of the 12 years that I worked at Dell. It was great being able to pay $10 for a doctor's office visit. I was in my early 20's with near perfect health, but I knew that anything could happen and I knew that not buying it when I could afford it was stupid.
But I was laid off in 2008 and I hsven't had insurance since then because it is too expensive. Buying it now for my wife and I would take over 50% or more of my paycheck. I had to get a second job just to pay rent, so that wasn't going to happen. I'm now very careful with my daily activities, and I am very health conscious. Even got pink eye last year and I had to treat it myself with over the counter drops, when i would have gotten a script from a doctor when I was Dell.
But mandating me to buy health insurance is unacceptable to me, and would probably force me into an even worse finantial posistion than I am in currently.
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