sophyturtle wrote:Car insurance is different than health insurance. Equating the two is misleading and devalues health. I have no choice but to have a body. I have decided not to have a car. I am not more likely than you to be stupid with my body and say, break bones or need stitches.
Also, increasing routine checkups decreases the big emergency part and decreasing the amount of time actually spent sick. And men are more likely to need, say, their appendix removed. Men have their sicknesses and illnesses were they are a higher risk too.
So even if we go with the women STILL would cost more, we would cost almost 50% more in some cases? Really?
That part is why I said I didn't want to commit to a position yet. The article had a bunch of people saying "yes, you'd cost that much more" and a bunch of people saying "no, you wouldn't cost that much more," but nobody presented the numbers to prove it.