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  •  Chronic diseases, mostly lifestyle driven, are (0+ / 0-)

    what is driving out of control healthcare costs. Avoiding them is not a matter of 'fortune' but taking matters into your own hands and making some tough decisions, some unpleasant, like not indulging in every little thing one might want to. Accidents are statistically negligible in the healthcare cost debacle.

    "I'm sculpting now. Landscapes mostly." ~ Yogi Bear

    by eXtina on Tue Mar 27, 2012 at 02:27:38 PM PDT

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    •  OK, here's the deal. (0+ / 0-)

      It's not just about where the costs are. They come from a whole bunch of places. But one of the significant cost drivers is the risk profile of the insurance pool. Lots of younger, healthy folks don't want insurance.

      I don't think we can (politically) cover the involuntary uninsured without forcing the voluntary uninsured into the pool. Sounds like that includes you.

      The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis. --Dante Alighieri

      by uffdalib on Wed Mar 28, 2012 at 02:37:47 PM PDT

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