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    The Knute, BusyinCA

    context of health care, true. The problem with titles is that they are condensed.

    I disagree that those not buying insurance change the risk pool and drive the costs up. That would be true for classic pure insurance, but what we have in the US today is pretty much a scam and the costs and prices are pure oligopoly market prices. Insurance companies are massively profitable and prices are not based simply on risk sharing and risk distribution.

    That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --

    by enhydra lutris on Sat Oct 06, 2012 at 10:17:37 AM PDT

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