Get a new copay on your Chevrolet

In vain you will explain to those “low-information” voters that auto insurance and health insurance are wholly different kinds of products.

And this guy apparently has the lowest information of all:

Yahoo Answers screenshot: My car is sick. Is there any Auto Mechanic repair service that will take something like Medicare or Medicaid?

On the other hand, if this is trolling, it’s pretty good trolling:

If not, are there any insurance that will cover the repair without having to pay out of my pocket?

I mean, this requires a level of dumbness on a cosmic scale.


  1. Jack Baruth »

    4 December 2013 · 5:09 pm

    Okay, this guy’s an idiot.

    But why, exactly, hasn’t someone come up with some sort of financial product that pays for any and all repairs that a car needs in a given year?

    Other than the fact that the people who would buy it already have Toyotas and the people who need it wouldn’t be creditworthy enough to consider, I mean.

  2. CGHill »

    4 December 2013 · 5:45 pm

    I’d imagine it has something to do with the fact (if fact it be) that most third-party warranties seem to cost 1.25-1.50 times the amount of the most expensive repair anticipated.

  3. Marcel »

    4 December 2013 · 6:09 pm

    Great idea. It will need to cover pre-existing conditions of course.

  4. McGehee »

    5 December 2013 · 7:02 am

    The reason auto insurance is not anything like health insurance (yet) is that auto insurance companies (1) want to earn a profit or the equivalent relevant to a mutual, (b) aren’t run by idiots, and (III) haven’t yet become the focus of the kind of governmental stupidity that overturns (1) by force of law and (b) by regulatory fiat.

  5. Charles Pergiel »

    5 December 2013 · 7:57 am

    Cars cost $500 a month, good, bad or indifferent. That’s what I tell my kids.

  6. CGHill »

    5 December 2013 · 5:52 pm

    Which is not really all that far off the mark, in my experience.

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