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  •  none the less, coercion is coercion. (9+ / 0-)

    Joe Naive gets the only job he can find, as a stock clerk with Dominion World.  One day while stocking shelves, a pile of heavy stuff falls on him and he's taken by ambulance to the hospital.

    At the hospital it's determined he's lost a lot of blood and needs a transfusion, and furthermore has suffered internal organ damage and will need a transplant.

    But uh-oh, along comes his employer's insurance company saying that the transfusion and transplant aren't covered.

    Is Joe in any position to shop around?  No.  

    A "market" is not a "market" when a buyer is under duress and therefore not "willing."  Further, the failure to disclose exclusion of emergency life-saving medical care, an exclusion that is not reasonably foreseeable by a person of normal intelligence, constitutes fraud in hiring.

    The coercion faced by Joe in the hospital is no less real than if it was enacted by a legislature.

    We got the future back. Uh-oh.

    by G2geek on Mon Jun 23, 2014 at 09:55:43 PM PDT

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