Slippery slope your on there... Defining what is "normal" gets tough and soon no one is "normal". How about riding a bike to work and getting hit by a car? 99% of people don't ride a bike to work... Or riding a bike on a trail, or a horse... Again 99% don't do this. What about getting fat and eating [censored]? No health care coverage for you? Or being anorexic? Normal people don't starve themselves... Ian
Originally Posted By: Steve S
I can 100% agree on that unless the rescue people are paid[Government workers] from the sloptrough of the taxpayer.
Originally Posted By: oilyriser
It would be reasonable to have insurance for these costs. The insurance co can also more vigorously defend against fraud by local towns. A related topic is rescue from extreme circumstances. Who should pay for a rescue if some guy wants to climb a mountain for fun and gets injured while perched on a wall somewhere? Normal people don't do that thing every day, so normal taxes should not pay for it.