Friday, January 20, 2006

Insurance = Free Things for The People

Insurance allows us to get things for free.

Specifically, a good insurance policy protects against everything, from the catastrophic loss of real estate to catastrophic repairs of toasters -- paid for by insurance known as "extended warranties". At one time, people had to pay for appliance repairs, or worse, buy replacements for their broken space heaters, alarm clocks, and can openers. But now, we can rest assured that our "extended warranty" insurance will pay for repairs, for free.

So, let me challenge you with some questions:

  1. Wouldn't it be a good idea for the government to make everyone buy extended warranties for everything?
  2. Wouldn't it be especially important for the government to provide us with the same free insurance against getting sick?
  3. If you wouldn't consider purchasing a pair of scissors without insurance, then why should you have to get a medical checkup without insurance?

2 comments:

Kelvin said...

Kia Ora (Hello) from a krazy blogger down under in New Zealand. A good point - but nothing is really free !!! We as a consumer no doubt pay for "free" insurance, in the long run. As for extended warranties - are they worth it with the price of goods these days.
Medical check-up? Whats that ??? I haven't been to the doctor in I don't know how many years. I am as fit as a "fiddleeeeeee" Ooops, one of my strings just broke !!! (hehe)
All the best for the New Year.

Professor Peter Kurgman, PhD, PhD, PhD said...

All it takes is government will for everything to be free. It worked well in the U.S.S.R. -- and when was the last time you read about high prices in North Korea?

Over here in the U.S.A., our ideal is Cuba.

Doesn't the blood rush to your head on the bottom of the planet?

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