Originally Posted by B-Large
Do you own home?
Do you drive a car?
Do you have a wife and kids?
If I do not own a home, I am not required to have home owner's insurance. If I do not own a car, I am not required to have auto insurance. If I am not married or have children, I am not required to carry life insurance policies.
I am required to have "satisfactory" health insurance. If it is not satisfactory to some faceless blob at the IRS, I could face fines and be enrolled in a bastardized version of medicare. If I live in a rural area, and no doctor nearby will take medicare, I then get to truck on out to Colorado Springs and Denver until I find that doctor, which increases the cost to me. But hey. I have health insurance. Woo.