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Old 03-26-2017, 01:55 PM
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That doesn't sound right about their taking it out of her taxes.

Look, presumably she already has a gynecologist, right? Why doesn't she just call up and ask? And if she's a long-time patient, the office might give her a break on the fees.
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Old 05-18-2017, 10:55 PM
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My wife and I are in the middle of a divorce. She rarely ever goes to the doctor, but if she did need to go she would probably only go to either a gynecologist, primary doctor, and maybe a dentist. Health Insurance is a mandatory charge in NY State, right? Like, if you don't pay for Health Insurance they will take it out of her taxes next year, correct?

So, instead of her paying $200-$400 per month for a service that she will probably not use, isn't it smarter to just let them take it out of her taxes? I don't think they'll take $2,400 out of her taxes anyway next year.

Also, what is the out of pocket cost for a gynecologist? There are some decent places in the city that are free or no-cost, correct? And also, on average a primary doctor is only charging about $200, right?

Just curious. Of course I will ask her opinion as well (technically we are still married so the way that it is set up is that NY State of Health wants me to make the decision), but I kind of get the impression that she will say something like "I don't want to pay for insurance since I don't go to the doctor."

Insurance is currently a mandatory privilege. If she doesn't want to pay, she doesn't have to. She should just be aware of the costs and risks associated with that decision.

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