6 of 9
BACKNEXT
Suli Marr: $0 (not insured)
Age: 49
Occupation: Starving artist/laborer
Hometown: Santa Rosa, Calif.

I am self-employed. I wash windows, do yard work, and have delusions about being a viable artist.

No surprise, I don't have any health insurance. Not only that, but work is slim this year, and I am pushing 50. Luckily for me, I work hard for a living and can't afford to eat out, resulting in regular exercise and a good diet. I believe there is a lack of personal responsibility on the part of individuals for their own health, and even less responsibility to use health resources with any prudence.

But if something bad happens, I will not be able to make good on my responsibility to pay the medical personnel who will help me. There is no way a laborer can pay for any serious health care in this nation.

I do not think that the problem is that I do not have insurance; I think the problem is working people can not afford to pay outright for basic, expected, predictable health costs.

My thoughts on universal health care: I absolutely do not believe that universal health care is the answer. In fact, it will make matters worse. Seriously, folks. Raise your hand if you actually think the government running anything will make it cheaper?

NEXT: Lisa Marie Cabrera: $0 (employer covers)

Last updated May 01 2009: 12:50 PM ET
More Galleries
8 CEOs who took a pay cut in 2013 Median CEO pay inched up 9% in 2013 to $13.9 million. But not everyone got a bump last year. Here are eight CEOs who missed out. More
7 businesses Amazon wants to shake up From industrial supplies to educational software, Amazon is about more than just retail and books. More
Don't miss these Tax Day deals From massages and paper shredding to cookies and queso, celebrate the end of tax season with these Tax Day freebies and discounts. More

Special Offer
Market indexes are shown in real time, except for the DJIA, which is delayed by two minutes. All times are ET. Disclaimer LIBOR Warning: Neither BBA Enterprises Limited, nor the BBA LIBOR Contributor Banks, nor Reuters, can be held liable for any irregularity or inaccuracy of BBA LIBOR. Disclaimer. Morningstar: © 2014 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Disclaimer The Dow Jones IndexesSM are proprietary to and distributed by Dow Jones & Company, Inc. and have been licensed for use. All content of the Dow Jones IndexesSM © 2014 is proprietary to Dow Jones & Company, Inc. Chicago Mercantile Association. The market data is the property of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. and its licensors. All rights reserved. FactSet Research Systems Inc. 2014. All rights reserved. Most stock quote data provided by BATS.