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'Your HMO isn't convinced that you need surgery. When I say 'action!' start writhing and moaning wildly.'
Beltway Car Pool"Under the proposal, regional 'health alliances'—essentially, giant insurance-buying pools—would collect money from employers and individuals and in return offer them a variety of competing health plans. A national health board would control the alliances' budgets and prevent them from raising insurance premiums over a certain amount. Cool!"
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"That's all we get around here: Gimme, gimme, gimme."
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'Well, what do you expect when you meet a guy in an alley and buy health insurance called Vito's HMO?!'
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"We structured the deal so it won't make any sense to you."
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"And remember, kid, you've got Blue Cross."
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World of Insurance
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'Colin was beginning to realise he should have gone to XXXXX.'
"I used to write the songs—now I write the insurance policies."
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"Whether we are insured for small print in our contracts?"
'I think you misunderstood. The million dollar umbrella policy only covers you for claims involving an umbrella.'
'The good news is your HMO has waived your co-payment on the autopsy.'
'Your suspicious nature is going to cost you an extra fifty dollars a month.' - ACME Insurance Co.
"Risk! What do you mean, risk?"
'You are now insured against fire, flood, theft liability, sickness, accident, death and any attempts on my part to sell you any more insurance.'
"Flight insurance claims department."
"I suppose you're right. Some extra fire coverage would be a no-brainer."
'Sorry Sir, but you don't seem to be covered for hail damage...'
'You know, this is a pretty dangerous line of work you're in...'
"I'm sorry, but a singularity inside the apartment is hardly the co-op's responsibility."
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'Switched to GEICO and paid more money.'
"When you get a title remember title insurance."
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"Okay, I'll accept that the big, bad wolf blew your house down, but I don't believe he 'nicked your D.V.D. recorder and plasma T.V.'."
'My insurance card? Sure, there you go.'
'OK! OK! Mrs. ...whatever your name was! We'll cover the cost of your back surgery!! Now get out of here!'
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