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I admit to the view that being fortunate enough to have good health gives me, and being fortunate enough to have been taught how to handle money so I have enough for the necessities first. However, I hope nobody has taken my words as endorsing the existing system. It's busted, and it's busted bad. I don't see it getting better until it self-destructs and has to be rebuilt from scratch, which is probably going to happen just about the time I have the heart attack my family history has promised me.Originally posted by RC:
But I can clearly see the logic EJA, Haggis, and barfle have put forth.
Our failure, yours and mine, is in making our argument, which is RIGHT by the way, something they can identify with.
You and I have first hand experience in how the current healthcare system does NOT work and realize how ludicrous it is to continue to proffer it up as an ordinary commodity in the market.
You think I'm going to get in a scrap where I'll lose?Originally posted by RC:
You must have skipped Piq's post entirely... none of that selective reading stuff now - you can't just pick the adversary you think you can beat...
tsk tsk tsk
Besides planning for yourself, spouse and your children, you have to figure for your parents (they didn't used to live that long...).Jacoby and colleagues published a study of bankruptcy filings that estimated more than 500,000 middle class families turned to the bankruptcy courts for help following an illness or injury in 1999, alone. A separate study published this summer reported that nearly 20 million American families during 2003 had trouble paying medical bills, with nearly two-thirds of those families saying the medical bills made it difficult to pay for other basic necessities.
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