The HCAA does not require people who can't afford insurance to buy insurance. It requires people to pay according to their ability to pay.Only to the degree that people who can afford health insurance opt not to buy it. Requiring people to buy something they can't afford doesn't help me and it certainly doesn't help them. And the mandate doesn't change the number of people needing expensive health care and it doesn't make the health care any less expensive. It just delays an insurance death spiral.
That's a weak dodge. What about people who could be treated successfully if they had insurance? Should they be put on the street to die if they can't afford to pay?Some people should go home and die, even if they have insurance. It would be better for them and their families. Keeping all sorts of dying people on life support in a critical care unit for tens of thousands of dollars per day (that they're not paying) until the family can finally come to grips with the fact that the loved one's time has come is an unaffordable and irrational way to approach death. Do you know how much we (as a nation) spend on end-of-life comfort care and Hail Mary desperation attempts to prolong life?
The haggardness of poverty is everywhere seen contrasted with the sleekness of wealth, the exhorted labor of some compensating for the idleness of others, wretched hovels by the side of stately colonnades, the rags of indigence blended with the ensigns of opulence; in a word, the most useless profusion in the midst of the most urgent wants.Jean-Baptiste Say
The US economy created 243,000 jobs in December, marking the seventh month in a row of gains, official figures show.
The rise was much more than expected. Analysts had forecast an increase of about 150,000 jobs.
The unemployment rate dropped to 8.3%, which was the lowest rate in nearly three years, down from a revised 8.5% in December.
Employers have added an average of 201,000 jobs per month in the past three months.
BBC News - US economy creates 243,000 jobs in January
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