Posted: Jan 07, 2015 3:15 am
by Rachel Bronwyn
Well, good for you!

My mom's actually one of those shit disturbers in the Vancouver health authorities as she advocates higher health care costs for people needlessly abusing their bodies. It took yeeeeeeeears to get permission to start snowboarding as a kid and she still gets upset with me when I complain about sports injuries.

I'm certainly not in favour of making someone who breaks their back snowmobiling cover their own healthcare costs for the rest of their life or die prematurely. That's not even possible when you're paralysed. No one deserves that, regardless if they brought the injury upon themselves. You can't write off someone's choice to do backflips on snowy hills as mental illness though. I just think what they contribute to public healthcare should be greater than what others do.