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  •  Depends on which "us"you mean is "being screwed." (0+ / 0-)

    If you mean: Young Immortals will become Decrepit Oldsters and THEN will pay the full freight for their insurance/care ...

    Well, under the current system, when those Young Immortals have accidents or develop expensive  diseases,  those with good incomes and rich assets DO pay for themselves.  And they pay "list price" ... two or three times more than an insurance company or government agency pays.

    But for those who AREN'T  100%ers or better ...  they pay as much of their bills as they can ...  (one hopes and trusts) ...  and the outstanding balance is passed on to "others."  Then legal and collection costs must be added to the bill that's passed along.

    Of course, there is no assurance that ALL Young Immortals will grow up to be Masters of the Universe.  

    Some will remain hourly employees and day laborers all their lives -- no more able to pay "full freight" medical bills than when they were 20-somethings.

    And for them -- there's OTHER "others" who pick up the difference.

    •  Some people do die young, but, otherwise, us (0+ / 0-)

      is all of us.

      Young people become old people.
      It's the way things work when all is well.

      LG: You know what? You got spunk. MR: Well, Yes... LG: I hate spunk!

      by dinotrac on Fri Aug 02, 2013 at 01:20:52 PM PDT

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