I was so much older then, I'm younger than that now. Bob Dylan
“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself.
Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman
Thank you Grayson twins. No that isnt a solution. Market driven solutions that actually lower costs might be a good idea. Moving away from group rated plans might also be a good idea. Individual plans and family plans are prohibitively expensive because companies get gigantic tax breaks from insurance premiums. One of the few good things from this bill is those breaks get passed along to individual consumers. A good idea and we need more like it to get costs down not insure everyone then be shocked, shocked I say, when premiums go through the roof. Eventually everyone will either be taxed on their premium or have their premium subsidized. I dont think either is a good solution.In other words,be a good chap and die eh?
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
"The necessaries of life occasion the great expense of the poor. They find it difficult to get food, and the greater part of their little revenue is spent in getting it. The luxuries and vanities of life occasion the principal expense of the rich, and a magnificent house embellishes and sets off to the best advantage all the other luxuries and vanities which they possess. ... It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion."
-- Adam Smith