For: legalizing drugs, gay marriage, abortion, guns, universal health care, public sector jobs, nuclear power, free education, progressive taxation
Against: corporations, make-work, the 40 hour work week, intellectual property, imperialism, "homeland security," censorship
in the US, my current group rate for a single male is $70 a week. were i to COBRA it, it would be $140 a week, or around $560 a month. granted, i have health care that actually covers health care expenses. many of the cheaper plans nickle and dime you and set up a maze that you have to navigate to not be denied coverage. and even if you're good at mazes, the coverage often sucks. the best bet is to buy the most expensive plan offered, unless you want to play the casino game and try to scrape by with minimal or no coverage. i would not advise that.
overall, plan premiums are going up by 20 percent a year on the low end and much faster in some places. wages are stagnant. it's unsustainable.
“In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.” -Napoleon
Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children. ~ Ancient American Indian Proverb
I promise you that $700 per MRI cost would come WAY DOWN.
And I've never met a scientist who refuses to work for an employer because it wont result in the enrichment of a stockholder.
Way too much of medical expense is captive markets and marketing.
The percentage of "bringing a new drug to market" that goes to marketing ALONE will shock those who blindly support for-profit medicine.
Or not. If this thread is any indicator, most will simply not see anything that goes off-message.