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  •  A healthier population can easily afford the (3+ / 0-)
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    subsidy. Less expensive than a sick population.

    Why is it easier to buy a gun than it is to register to vote in most states?

    by 88kathy on Tue Nov 19, 2013 at 08:31:58 AM PST

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    •  A specific group within that healthier population. (0+ / 0-)

      What would really help is a healthier economy that produced more and better jobs so that the young people who are bearing the extra cost feel sufficiently prosperous and secure that the cost is seen as no burden.

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      by dinotrac on Tue Nov 19, 2013 at 08:52:14 AM PST

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      •  The major portion of the population is healthy. (0+ / 0-)

        That is why insurance works at all. What has happened is that insurance got too greedy.

        Young people take way more risks than old people. They need insurance just as much for different reasons. True they feel invincible, but also true they sign each other's casts.

        Why is it easier to buy a gun than it is to register to vote in most states?

        by 88kathy on Tue Nov 19, 2013 at 09:10:06 AM PST

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        •  The subsidies depend on them to change their (0+ / 0-)

          behavior by buying insurance they didn't buy before, even with higher prices.  That's the tricky part.  Might be an easier sell as the penalty for not buying insurance goes up.

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          by dinotrac on Tue Nov 19, 2013 at 09:25:49 AM PST

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          •  Maybe not let them play in sports leagues unless (0+ / 0-)

            they can show proof of insurance, no tickets to the ski lift unless they can show proof of insurance. Etc. Especially for the 28-45 yo's who think they are still teenagers.

            These people have small children. They need to grow up.

            Why is it easier to buy a gun than it is to register to vote in most states?

            by 88kathy on Tue Nov 19, 2013 at 09:32:40 AM PST

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          •  This would be too mean. Charge them a surtax on (0+ / 0-)

            all sports equipment unless they can show proof of insurance. That way they would pay their own way at the ER where they go to get patched up.

            Want to get a rock climbing permit, proof of insurance please.

            Why is it easier to buy a gun than it is to register to vote in most states?

            by 88kathy on Tue Nov 19, 2013 at 09:38:02 AM PST

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