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Old 11-27-2002, 12:32 PM   #16
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Actually. I dont think I could ever move back in with my parents.
From my experience, not a good move. I tried this after college, being used to coming and going as I pleased and then living with Mommy and Daddy didn't work too well. The last straw came interestiungly enough after a U2 show in 1987. Had gone to see them in Hartford, CT, went out after, then my buddy and I drove home to Boston area, arriving around 3:30. Well Mom is still waiting up, and we get into an argument, she says I should have called, she doesn't know if I'm dead...my oh so classy reply..."If I were dead I'd have called to let you know". Then off to bed...and moved out 2 weeks later for good. I get along great with my parents now that I don't live with them.


As for insurance...I have to pay for my wife as work only covers me...just went up to $292.00 a month...that hurts...and God forbid we have an offspring.
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Old 11-27-2002, 12:36 PM   #17
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Ditto on the moving back home thing - once you leave, I think it's impossible to go back and be happy at the same time. My first year of college I was in the dorms, tried to move home the following summer, and I was looking for a roomate within about 1 week. My mom and I get along much better *not* living together
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Old 11-27-2002, 12:42 PM   #18
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I love my apartment

ok ok I didnt mean it!! I was just delerious for a second.


My job offers me nothing.. nothing but pitching in $34 a month. *coughcheapcough*
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its no picnic for the parents either

I would be if my stepkids moved back home...again.

And I'm counting the days until my own kids leave home...then I'm gonna move and not tell them where I'm at.
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Old 11-27-2002, 12:57 PM   #20
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Thank God for the National Health Service
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Old 11-27-2002, 03:22 PM   #21
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Holy toledo, that is expensive!

As a Canadian, I don't have to worry about that. But I do have to worry about higher taxes and higher inflation when the wages aren't going up.

Canada used to be the #1 country in the world to live. The past few years it has lost that title due to the cost of living getting significantly higher. Sounds like America's cost of living is going the same way. The prices go WAAAAY up, but the wages stay the same. It's frustrating and discouraging.
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Old 11-27-2002, 05:53 PM   #22
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Thank heavens my Dad's a doctor.

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Old 11-27-2002, 06:05 PM   #23
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Khanada what kind of plan are you using?
our plan is through cigna. it covers everything, medical and dental. it's a PPO plan, and the premiums are pretty good. i've never had to pay for anything before so i don't know what's considered good or not, but i know our co-pays for normal doctor's visits are $20 which is what it was when i was on my parents' insurance.
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I have no dental.
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I have no dental.


thank god we do. i have to get my wisdom teeth worked on. or pulled, however you'd word it. thank god my appointment is in like two weeks and unless they grow in at a new rapid speed, they have no chance of being impacted.

plus, my hypochondriac i did not say that lol husband has a cavity and is acting like he'll need full dentures soon. whatevah, we get our insurance sunday, and hopefully he can see the dentist wednesday.
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at Hewson's argument with his mudda! Hi-larious!

As for medical insurance I have a little while before I'm knocked off my parents'. Until this summer I had access to the university's health center, which supplied me with cheap anti-biotics, etc. It's scary to think that I could become dealthly ill and have to choose between going into DEEEEEEP debt or dying.

I honestly don't understand why America wouldn't adopt the health plans seen in Canada, Britain, and Australia. They seem to work, albeit with higher taxes, but I'd bet that the taxes aren't as high as the premiums of insurance companies.

This reminds me of an old roommate. He had no insurance, found out he had cancer, and ended up with over $25,000 in medical bills that he'll never be able to pay-off. Isn't that sad? Why? Why aren't we DOING something about this, instead of just TALKING like always? This agravates me!
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I honestly don't understand why America wouldn't adopt the health plans seen in Canada, Britain, and Australia. They seem to work, albeit with higher taxes, but I'd bet that the taxes aren't as high as the premiums of insurance companies.

I feel very lucky to live in a country with the national health service. I'm a chronic asthmatic and without the NHS my medical bills by now would have been astronomical (I spent much of my childhood in hospital)

However, if the USA were to adopt the system, it would be a bit of a shock to the system. Medical care in the USA is renowned to be great - because you all pay for it. Here in the UK there are waiting lists of years for crucial surgery such as heart surgery etc. Hospital wards are over crowded and nurses underpaid and over worked. The chances of getting a private room is next to nothing if you have to go into hospital. However, its a fantastic service to get included in your taxes. I for one believe we in the UK should count our blessings
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Since I work for the gov I get a pretty good deal. I think I pay like $15.00 dollars when I go to the docotor and I get Rx for like $5 to 10 depending. We have these different choices for our Insurance and it includes dental. We also get to pick the doc who sees us. I have to switch from PacfiCare to Humana. This is like an open season time where you can change if you want. After the chance to change the Co. make there changes and PacfiCare plans to go up. I looked at all the stuff and Humana is just a good and there price is staying the same, and I can see the same Dr. and that is cool.
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