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Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Anne Kim: More than 700,000 people are flooding the South Dakota badlands this week for what will surely be the COVID-19 superspreader event of the year, the 81st annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

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OK...I hate slippery slope stuff.

But.

Obesity, drug addiction, just being stupid AKA a Red state RTard - what's next?

#1 | Posted by billy_boy at 2021-08-11 08:53 PM | Reply

Maybe obligatory but sex would convince them to stop being fools... Then again some of them would enjoy it.

#2 | Posted by Tor at 2021-08-11 08:59 PM | Reply

#2 | Posted by Tor

gahh...ptewy

#3 | Posted by billy_boy at 2021-08-11 09:44 PM | Reply

Weirdest abortion rally ever.

#4 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-08-11 09:59 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

Obesity and Drug Addiction aren't contagious.

#5 | Posted by Sycophant at 2021-08-12 11:40 AM | Reply

This sounds like a good idea and the anti vaxxers do cost us a lot of money. But all this would do is increase the demand for fake vaccination certificates.

#6 | Posted by SomebodyElse at 2021-08-12 11:46 AM | Reply

Better idea: Allow insurance to refuse to cover anything covid related for the unvaxxed and do not allow bankruptcy protections.

#7 | Posted by Sycophant at 2021-08-12 02:59 PM | Reply

"Better idea: Allow insurance to refuse to cover anything covid related for the unvaxxed and do not allow bankruptcy protections."

In the military, there are limits to what your health insurance will cover.

DoD mandates that anyone riding a motorcycle or ATV wear a helmet. If they crash and sustain injuries, even if not head injuries, insurance won't pay for it.

Getting vaxxed is kind of like wearing a helmet that protects you from viruses.

#8 | Posted by madbomber at 2021-08-12 03:10 PM | Reply

7/8

If you can get state insurance departments to accept an exclusion or limitation like that.....I'm for it.

But being the devils' advocate I am........it might be hard to allow an insurance company to deny coverage for illness related to being unvaccinated when there is no FDA approved vaccine.

I think it could be realistic once these vaccines become FDA approved.

But not before.....

#9 | Posted by eberly at 2021-08-12 03:14 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

-DoD mandates that anyone riding a motorcycle or ATV wear a helmet. If they crash and sustain injuries, even if not head injuries, insurance won't pay for it.

I suspect that's true because it's a self-insured plan by the Fed Govt who can do what they want with little challenges.

But your typical insurance carrier that has to file everything through their insurance departments can't get coverage limitations approved as easily.

#10 | Posted by eberly at 2021-08-12 03:17 PM | Reply

All insurance companies can and do add exclusions based on the claims experience of the company. Read the fine print on your policy. That's why they fought the pre-existing conditions so hard. It isn't hard to understand their reasoning. Insurance companies don't buy claims.

It would be perfectly reasonable to deny coverage the same as they would for any self-inflicted medical condition. What is a refusal to get vaccinated in the midst of a pandemic that's already killed 600,000 people anything but self-inflicted?

#11 | Posted by Twinpac at 2021-08-12 04:18 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I can see where insurance companies could play in roll in employment, too. Group carriers could also demand a proof of vaccination for the company enrollees. No company wants their group rates to skyrocket because some yokel down on the docks has the potential of infecting dozens of others, and their families, because he refuses to get vaccinated. And if the costs are shared by employee contributions, they don't want that either.

#12 | Posted by Twinpac at 2021-08-12 04:59 PM | Reply

11/12

both fair arguments. Let's see if they take any action. I don't really work in benefits so I'm not on this but I get a lot of emails on stuff like this.

#13 | Posted by eberly at 2021-08-12 05:33 PM | Reply

EBERLY

All insurance companies are required by law to keep a certain amount of liquid funds in trust that are equal to or exceed their claims and potential future claims based on their experience. That's what actuaries use to determine income from premiums vs payouts from claims.

During a pandemic like the one we're experiencing now, an insurance company has every right to protect the balance of income vs payouts by increasing premiums or demanding higher standards for maintaining policies upon renewal.


#14 | Posted by Twinpac at 2021-08-12 06:43 PM | Reply

ExLax the unvaxxed!

#15 | Posted by moder8 at 2021-08-12 06:46 PM | Reply

MODER8

"ExLax the unvaxxed!"

In a fashion, yes.

If I had an employee on my staff that snubbed a vaccination he'd find himself on a months leave without pay and don't bother to come back without it.

His wife would have him in a doctor's office in the blink of an eye. That mortgage payment on the house don't pay itself.

#16 | Posted by Twinpac at 2021-08-12 06:59 PM | Reply

No FDA approved vaccine means you morons taking the shot are lab rats. How in the fkkk are you going to get an insurance company to ostracize someone who doesn't get the experimental jab?

#17 | Posted by BellRinger at 2021-08-13 12:28 AM | Reply

you morons taking the shot are lab rats

i.e., half of the adult population of the country...but they are the morons.

...right.

#18 | Posted by WhoDaMan at 2021-08-13 12:38 AM | Reply

"you morons taking the shot are lab rats"

And what are the unvaccinated dead?

#19 | Posted by Danforth at 2021-08-13 12:49 AM | Reply

"But all this would do is increase the demand for fake vaccination certificates."

Now apply the same logic to voter I.D. laws.

#20 | Posted by danni at 2021-08-13 06:27 AM | Reply

Here in Florida the eliminated the mandate that motorcycle riders wear helmets. I have always believed that other drivers were placed at additional risk if the a******s not wearing helmets were involved in a traffic accident, potentially much more money than their policies would cover. I remember when our insane Legislature changed our laws to allow riding with no helmet. The additional money to pay those claims should fall onto the Legislators who eliminated helmet laws. I have a son in law who rides with no helmet and he knows very well mky opinion on that, and it is: if you have kids and you ride with no helmet you are an irresponsible a*****e. And the liability of another driver involved in an accident should be limited to the amount that would have probably been indurred if the motorcycle driver was wearing a helmet so most head injuries would not be cause for monetary compensation.
And BTW, the Florida Legislature is the dumbest Legislature in the country.

#21 | Posted by danni at 2021-08-13 06:40 AM | Reply

OK...I hate slippery slope stuff.
But.
Obesity, drug addiction, just being stupid AKA a Red state RTard - what's next?

#1 | POSTED BY BILLY_BOY

What slippery slope are you talking about? Insurance companies already charge people more for obesity & drug addiction and other unhealthy lifestyles. There are policies that have exclusions built in for risky behaviors such as skydiving or intentionally swallowing harmful items like glass.

#22 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2021-08-13 11:13 AM | Reply

i.e., half of the adult population of the country...but they are the morons.

...right.

#18 | POSTED BY WHODAMAN AT 2021-08-13 12:38 AM

Stupid finds. It's strength in numbers.

#23 | Posted by BellRinger at 2021-08-13 02:36 PM | Reply

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