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Author: LtUhura Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 64941  
Subject: Re: Health Care: We're missing the big picture, Date: 7/11/2007 12:38 PM
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People put much more value on their toys and vacations than they do on their health care unless they become critically ill. I used to give people breaks in their fees if I thought they had financial hardships. But I learned my lesson when those same people would show up in the winter with a tan from their 10 day vacation in Hawaii or come in for a sprained wrist that they suffered at the tennnis club....

Blanket statements like this always piss me off to no end. For several years I worked three jobs with no days off except Federal holidays because the family health insurance offered by my full time employer cost 7 times more for support staff than it did for lawyers who were paid a minimum of 5 times more, and the deductibles were higher for support staff. The alternative would have been to leave my child uninsured. Hawaiian vacations and tennis (spelled with 2 n's, not three, Doc) clubs had nothing to do with anything.

Uhura
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