Should car insurance pay for oil changes?

Okay, so I had this thought the other day. While it’s not often that happens… but, I’ll share it with you. The title of this blog kind of gives it away. Do you think our car insurance should pay for oil changes, new tires, brakes, etc.? This probably sounds absurd to most of you… Sure it would be nice but can you imagine what it would cost!!!

Now, what in the world does this have to do with “achieve total body health”? Well, this is the very thing we expect of our health insurance. Oil changes and other things for the car are expected parts of maintenance and normal wear and tear and, if we don’t take care of the car, what happens? Yep, it falls apart and does not run well. Why then are we willing to put more time and money into taking care of our vehicles and not our bodies!!

Doing things such as massage, acupuncture, chiropractic care, eating healthy and working out are all part of “maintenance and taking care of normal wear and tear” on our bodies. Why do we settle for taxing the health care system with medication when we could simply take care of it the same way we do our vehicles? Health care reform is a very big debate in our country right now, imagine if we treated our cars like our bodies… or vice versa! Health insurance will continue to cost more the more we use it, just like our car insurance does!

One Response to “Should car insurance pay for oil changes?”

  1. Mac Says:

    I totally 100% agree. If you smoke, you should pay 10 times more than someone who does not. If you are overweight…ditto. Sure, some of these things are built into current costs, but it is MUCH more of a shared expense than it should be. I don’t burden the healthcare system AT ALL yet my monthly expense is hardly a pittance. Sometimes it makes me want to sit on the couch for a few days…eat a few pies…maybe throw down a case or two of beer while I contemplate this dilemma…except…I love working up a sweat too much! See you on the beach…I will be one of the ones who is NOT wearing a shirt and pants while walking in the sand…and damn proud of it!

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