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Would this be appropriate?

Anonymous
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My friend and I have similar incomes/situations.  We are self employed in industries that have taken a hit over the past few years and have husbands that have lost their jobs.  I pay $600 dollars a month for health insurance.  For the past few years it has gone on my credit card between times I get paid.  She doesn't pay health insurance.  

A few months ago her husband got sick, went to the emergency room and she got the bill for $12,000.  She was surprised.  I was not (that is why I pay my insurance with money I don't have).  

Well she just texted me and she qualified for the state plan (so would I--I make less than her) and they wiped the bill clean. 

So would texting her back and saying "Good for you!  I guess I am an idiot for paying my insurance all these years"  or "Congratulations! Welcome to the system" be appropriate?

Or am I really a fool for paying my insurance with money I don't have and that is what the system is for.  

Eta.   She lives in a 400K home, has three cars, her kid is in after school activities, has all the toys...xbox, wii, kinect, nice bike  etc. etc.


ETA:  Thanks ladies!  You've really made me see the light!  I am going to put in my application for government assistance right now.  Thanks so much!  And to think I have paid 12,000 for insurance since my dh lost his job out of my own savings when I could have been on assistance is just stupid of me.  Thanks again!
Posted by Anonymous on Apr. 11, 2013 at 11:28 AM
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kngarber
by Katie on Apr. 11, 2013 at 11:31 AM
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No, don't be such a bitch. Also 6k....no way.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Apr. 11, 2013 at 11:34 AM


So you say "dump the insurance and use the emergency room.  

Quoting kngarber:

No, don't be such a bitch. Also 6k....no way.



TSNDDY
by Ruby Member on Apr. 11, 2013 at 11:36 AM
:/ I have no idea, I'm Canadian..
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vegaswife2011
by LMAO on Apr. 11, 2013 at 11:37 AM

I must admit I lol reading that, I don't think it's appropiate. Sorry

Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Apr. 11, 2013 at 11:37 AM

I'm not sure what you're asking?! I wouldn't be a condescending bitch about it, and if you qualify and need it, then so be it!

vegaswife2011
by LMAO on Apr. 11, 2013 at 11:38 AM
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No, she said dont be a bitch. 

Quoting Anonymous:


So you say "dump the insurance and use the emergency room.  

Quoting kngarber:

No, don't be such a bitch. Also 6k....no way.





Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Apr. 11, 2013 at 11:38 AM

Umm, you don't have to use the ER unless you need the ER. Assistance covers regular doctor visits.....

Quoting Anonymous:


So you say "dump the insurance and use the emergency room.  

Quoting kngarber:

No, don't be such a bitch. Also 6k....no way.




kmab0629
by Bronze Member on Apr. 11, 2013 at 11:38 AM

I wouldn't say anything, maybe a " good for you :) " ... If they need it they need it right?

Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Apr. 11, 2013 at 11:38 AM

Aboot.

Quoting TSNDDY:

:/ I have no idea, I'm Canadian..

Mwahaha.

jbirdsladie27
by on Apr. 11, 2013 at 11:39 AM
This

I'd just say I'm happy they are able to help you.


Quoting Anonymous:

I'm not sure what you're asking?! I wouldn't be a condescending bitch about it, and if you qualify and need it, then so be it!

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