panader0 (1000+ posts) Mon Aug-10-09 07:01 PM
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Would you get married to get health care?
I've gotta admit it's crossed my mind. My live-in girlfriend (8 years) and I have both been married before, so neither of us needs the "paper". She's got good insurance from her job, and if we married I could get on the policy fairly cheap.
Maybe I'll wait and see what this Congress gives us.
Only on DU would this question be asked!
yourout (1000+ posts) Mon Aug-10-09 07:04 PM
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3. I got married at 21 thinking I would get all kinds of sex that way.
Boy was I wrong.
Did he mean lots of sex or different types?
Barack_America (1000+ posts) Mon Aug-10-09 07:06 PM
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5. I'm getting married on Saturday...
And one of the things I'm most excited about is my fiance's insurance. I have insurance, but the deductible is so high that it's basically useless to me.

Oh and he's Canadian too, so I guess now I'll have insurance on top of insurance.

That's not why I'm marrying him, of course, but we already consider ourselves married and the insurance is probably the biggest perk of making it legal.
Oh yeah! Canadian healthcare the best you can get south of the arctic circle!
tilsammans (1000+ posts) Mon Aug-10-09 07:09 PM
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9. Some people STAY married to KEEP healthcare.
A friend stayed with her abusive husband in order to keep her healthcare.

But guess what? The bum let her portion of the policy lapse -- and didn't tell her.

She finally dumped him. And to this day, she has no health insurance. And cannot get it because of pre-existing conditions.
Beat um up! Fix um up!