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Subject:  Re: what about healthcare? Date:  2/6/2007  9:00 AM
Author:  decath Number:  575 of 73715

With high deductible policies do you get the benefit of the discounts health insurance companies negotiate with health care providers? If so, that would be a big plus to having a high deductible policy.

I really don't know what to expect. About 5 years ago, I spent some time researching health care plans for people who live extra-ordinary healthy lifestyles. I did not find much.

I found one health insurance plan for vegans and it was fairly close to the current plan my employer provided at that time. But with the dizzying pace of change (for the worse) in the health care/insurance, who knows what things will look like when I FIRE in 8 years.

I have my options open. My hope is that employer and gov't provided health insurance will become a dinosaur. I personally believe that could instigate a revolution in the health care industry as people would be hitting the market in the millions, thus driving down insurance prices as well as offering different plans for different people according to their lif