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Subject: Re: Medicare Buy-in for 55-year-olds? Date: 12/12/2009 9:48 AM
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Plus there is something else I just thought of. Compared to most people, including Tele, I have a pretty good life. I have a beautiful wife that loves me, I live in a decent home, I am surrounded by people that love me, I am close to my family even though they are scattered around the country, I have significant savings in the bank, I have a modest income, I have a cute little rat terrier mixed dog that thinks I'm a god, I drive a fairly new low mileage car, we have everything, TV's, DVD players and recorders, Cable TV, cell phones, etc.

So why do I need to change? Why should I even contemplate changing just so Tele doesn't have to look at me? What the hell business it of his how I look, or what size I am? There have been studies done that show that fat people don't cost the health care system any more than thin people do over the aggregate because they die at a younger age.

I've seen Tele and he's not exactly George Clooney or Brad Pitt so as far as who is more pleasant to look at I'm thinking that he and I are probably about equal. Besides which I figure there is probably just as much chance that Tele will kick the bucket before I do anyway. If the bottom line is who dies first there are no guarantees in life. When your number is up, it's up.

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