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07/16/2003

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Guglielmo

....but what if you are refused a refund because you filled out your forms incorrectly? Given the generally criminal approach taken by insurance companies I wouldn't be surprised if they tried just that, expecially if you were to present a refund for a large amount.

wish you well.

adriana

this is an irresponsible post, justin. there are many reasons to answer the question of your inpatient/outpatient history correctly: the most important being that you do not have the experience or knowledge to assess the ramifications of surgery--however minor--that you had eight years ago. guglielmo is right, health insurers are very picky (and crooked) regarding preexisting conditions, and their refusal to cover some/many of these is utterly unfair, but you are setting yourself up for a nasty surprise the day some doctor discovers you lied about your medical history.

Ken

While I can't really fathom the ramifications of an appendix removal on your current state of health, I think the parallels you draw between game systems and other systems are accurate. Games are essentially systems which much be understood and exploited, and this can teach us to better understand real-world systems, as well as how to manipulate them, instead of merely taking them for granted.

Nate

Well, at least computerized real world experiences.

Fleischman

Lookee here... talk about insurance and you get 4 comments. Talk about gamers spending $500 on stupid shit and you get 83 comments. Go figure...

Jeff

lol .. imagine that.

Ken

Actually, I believe the lessons learned from game systems can be applied to all systems, not simply computerized ones. Even natural systems typically have basic rules which must be followed or which can be exploited.

Liz

Interesting replys there Ken. I enjoy reading about the life lessons we get from games. I believe there are many as there are with fairy tales.

Liz

Interesting replys there Ken. I enjoy reading about the life lessons we get from games. I believe there are many as there are with fairy tales.

Misha

Wouldn't it be more accurate to say that games imitate life, as opposed to the other way around? Get your heads away from the TV's for a second, people. It's kind of sad if you see everything as one big game...

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dmoore

Insurance companies usually have time limits on how far back they look. Usually five years.

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