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You wanna demographics, I'll give you demographics.

I worked hard on the one of the most advanced fields of the human culture, computers, where you are required to learn a lot of new things basically every year.

I did it for 30 years.

I was paid all right. My net worth is high.

At one point I had THREE medical insurance coverages. Yet none would cover the prescriptions drugs I need without me paying close to $1200 a month for it.

Now I have no health insurance whatsoever.

How's those demographics work for you? Not your typical "work is for suckers" type.

Yet if I was on welfare, I would get all the medical coverage and drugs I needed.

Something is fundamentally wrong.

Whoever is willing to fix it will get my vote.
I'm sorry to hear that, I honestly am. I'm not your life-coach, financial advisor, insurance salesman, or psychologist, so I can say precious little that would be consoling.

Am I "world traveled" and well seasoned at my age? No, but in my short experience, among what must be the thousands of people I've either met or know about implicitly through colleagues and their workplaces, this is an aberration. It's an exception that is so rare, it doesn't merit consideration as a pressing national social agenda, which is what we're talking about.

As I stated, I'd be all for a scenario whereby everyone is covered and the net costs are lowered - I think this is entirely possible, quite frankly, and such a scenario would cover the both of us.

There's a reason drugs cost $1,200 a month here and cost a fraction of that elsewhere - it's because we can afford that here. That's the price the market will bear. It's right by capitalism, and wrong by fairness. It's a situation that needs to be changed. The plan I outlined, however "radical", would address that concern too.
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The solution has always been simple, a Congressionally chartered national health insurance monopoly, a single company from which all employed people would be legally required to purchase insurance from, and from which all people would be covered. People with money would be free to purchase supplemental or private coverage if they don't want to be part of the public health care system. This is in use throughout the world from Great Britain to Cuba. Drugs would be purchased at wholesale prices from Pharmanazi, (which is why they fight it tooth and nail, and have purchased numerous Senators and Congressmen from both parties) and sold on a sliding scale depending upon income.

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The solution has always been simple, a Congressionally chartered national health insurance monopoly, a single company from which all employed people would be legally required to purchase insurance from, and from which all people would be covered. People with money would be free to purchase supplemental or private coverage if they don't want to be part of the public health care system. This is in use throughout the world from Great Britain to Cuba. Drugs would be purchased at wholesale prices from Pharmanazi, (which is why they fight it tooth and nail, and have purchased numerous Senators and Congressmen from both parties) and sold on a sliding scale depending upon income.
Now watch what you say, they'll be calling you a radical, a Liberal..Oh, Fanatical, criminal.




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