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  •  The thing is, the employer based health (1+ / 0-)
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    started in WW2 when the GOVERNMENT put in place wage controls.

    It was the PRIVATE EMPLOYERS who tried to get around this - that is benefit the workers - by offering some juicy plums like health insurance.

    So in this particular story, they're not really the bad guys, seriously, they're not!  And that's basically the historical record for anybody who cares to look it up.

    •  Yes, that's how it started (0+ / 0-)

      But is not the case now.

      Now it's used as a threat over workers to keep them in line. That's why business hasn't backed single payer, which would let them completely off the hook when it comes to health care, lowering their costs.

      Women create the entire labor force. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sympathy is the strongest instinct in human nature. - Charles Darwin

      by splashy on Thu Nov 22, 2012 at 02:40:19 AM PST

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