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  •  The NFL needs to adopt the Army model (11+ / 0-)

    Treat its players the way the Armed Forces provide for veterans. Indispensable assets rewarded for sacrificing themselves with lifelong medical care. It's not as if the NFL can't afford it. Frankly, the union should take a similar view and should be willing to trade some salary limits in exchange for greater care for NFL alumni.  Eli Manning does't need or deserve $90 million dollars but his lineman deserve the NFL equivalent of theVA.

    Coming Soon -- to an Internet connection near you: Armisticeproject.org

    by FischFry on Sat Feb 26, 2011 at 07:23:45 PM PST

    •  The NFL-VA (7+ / 0-)

      I like the ring of that. The problem is where does it end? Should every high-risk career have a specialized health care system? What about the medium-high risk careers? Then low-risk careers.

      The next thing you know, everyone will want health care as a benefit for working and stuff. Ya know what they call that? Single Payer...

      Hey. That sounds like a pretty good idea, too.

      •  Well...technically it's not (0+ / 0-)

        If you get health care as a benefit of employment, you're pretty much in what the Repugs call Obamacare.

        A single-payer system would take employers out of the equation.

        Coming Soon -- to an Internet connection near you: Armisticeproject.org

        by FischFry on Sun Feb 27, 2011 at 06:07:44 AM PST

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