It tells you everything you need to know about the U.S. healthcare system that you can get more comprehensive coverage for a dog than you can for a human being.
I found this out when I delved recently into the nearly $600-million pet insurance market to see about covering our dog, Teddy, a 2-year-old golden retriever/Rottweiler mix that we brought home a few months ago from the West Los Angeles Animal Shelter.
Teddy's our first dog; my wife and I have always been cat people. Since our kitties stay inside (mostly), we figure it's a bad bet to spend hundreds of dollars annually per cat on pet-insurance premiums.
But Teddy ventures multiple times a day into the great...