I named her Stella
not the only one...
4 days ago
So the way Jacob explains it is that the island is basically a cork on a bottle of nightmare wine, and if the island weren’t there, then all the evil wine would get out.
- We do this for car insurance. We have, up until now, put the insuring of a vehicle above our own health. Yeah, that makes total sense.
- OK, one of the things that people have complained about in regards to the health bill is that they don't want to be paying for the low lives who refuse to work and feel entitled to everything as they suck of the teet that is welfare and so forth. This part of the bill sort of proves that won't be happening, yes? As it stands, I don't know how realistic this is. It certainly can't help the economy in the short term, that's for certain.
- I can't argue with that logic. Eventually it will increase good health.
- Also sounds like pretty basic logic. I don't know the actual stats and numbers this is based on though. As an aside, why were we EVER OK with with insurance companies being able to discriminate based on preexisting conditions?
- This has everything to do with my personal convictions about helping those less fortunate than myself, but I wouldn't mind seeing what the qualifications are for this. Do you need to make under $20,000 a year? What?
- Ohhhhhhh. See? I spoke too soon. Yeah, I support this theory, I really do. I mean, trust me, nothing pissed me off more than when I walked into an apartment complex with my cousin (who makes minimum wage) and they told me that based on MY salary (>30k a year) we didn't qualify to live there because they're apart of affordable housing and we made TOO MUCH money. But, I have no doubt that some single mother without a college education making less money than I has probably benefited from this system in someway and I just do not have a problem with that.
- That... that kinda sounds like capitalism. Marketplace? Competitive? Please, someone correct me if I'm wrong. And shouldn't I have that right, anyway? The ability to tell my employers coverage to "screw off" if I can find a better deal elsewhere?
- Well, I'm already allowed to stay on my mother's plan until I'm 25, but the fact that they're making this steady across the board is pretty nice. And tax credits to small businesses sounds groovy.
- Huh. Interesting. I actually have no concept of whether or not this is good or bad or neither. I assume this will help the small business save money? It might also screw over their employees in a very real way if they can't get insurance through that competitive marketplace.
- Ah ha.
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