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Comment Re:Taxis = artificial barriers to competition (Score 1) 204

I was speaking about personal comprehensive insurance because the person to who I was replying stated that business insurance is a fiction and comprehensive covers everything, including his passengers. Which is true, except that most comprehensive insurance policies exempt business use.

Comment Re:Why not start now..and take if further? (Score 1) 373

You make a lot of assumptions about other people, yet you decry assumptions others might make of obese people. This is a sword that cuts both ways. While "weight gain = energy input - energy output" is in a simplification, we eat, on average, double what we did twenty years ago. More of what we eat is sugar. We have been eating more, and higher-calorie foods, and have gained weight. That's American society as a whole; individual metabolic differences discounted.

Comment Re: Why not start now..and take if further? (Score 1) 373

What proportion of your salary is an annual checkup? My doctor charges $250 with blood work for an annual physical, and that's on the high end around here. My insurance covers it, but if I couldn't afford insurance (was $1000/month when I last paid out of pocket for insurance for a family) I would still spend the $250 a year for a physical.

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