Starting in 2014 in the US, this will be the law of the land--companies will have to insure anyone, regardless of existing conditions. It is also the law in MA right now.
the problem with MA is that it appears not to be the wealthy subsidizing the sick, but the healthy who subsidize them. one need only compare insurance rates between MA and other states for younger people to get the idea that universal coverage has become another means of wealth transfer from the young to the old. as with crumbling infrastructure, ballooning debt, and an underfunded social security program, we're sticking future generations with the bill because they can't stop us.
They could also be saying they found data that indicated it was more dangerous to drive while between [0.01, 0.03] than [0.08, 0.10]
occam's razor suggests not
"In fact, drivers with BACs between 0.01 and 0.03 were involved in more fatal accidents than drivers with BACs between 0.08 and 0.10"
this is plausible because there are more drivers with lower BAC. On the other hand, it's undoubtedly more likely that a driver registering between 0.08 and 0.10 will get into an accident. similarly, far more accidents are caused by people driving the speed limit than are caused by people driving 200 MPH. it's a deliberately deceptive statistic.
You stupid fuck, when the British wanted to build a railroad in Bolivia and there weren't any handy gravel deposits nearby they smashed up big chunks of Tiahuanacu.
this is what we need more of in the world. disparate cultures spanning continents and centuries, each making its unique contribution to public works projects that benefit everyone.
This is not necessarily all bad, since rich people may be less corruptible, since they don't need the money.
less corruptible != more moral
if you're worth $50 million, you're much less likely to risk your career over a $100K bribe than if $100K constitutes your after-tax salary.
If anything, I would argue for drastically increasing the salaries of politicians, in the manner of Singapore, where the president earns 5X Obama's salary. This would make them more difficult to corrupt, and also likely increase the pool of high-quality candidates willing to run for public office. (If you can make 10X more in the private sector, politics is going to be a hard sell.)
One day (and I believe it will be soon), a viable alternative will appear and their collective mass of users will leave practically overnight.
just like happened to ebay when they jacked their fees up?
yes I do!
Maybe his predisposition to get Parkinson's caused the desire to smoke..
Nicotine ameliorates some of the symptoms of schizophrenia, and nearly everyone with schizophrenia smokes. So it is possible that a similar phenomenon may occur with parkinson's
I have schizophrenia, and I don't smoke.
We can now almost convincingly partially recreate the wetware functions of Drosophila melanogaster.
this suggests an easy way to reduce government spending without impacting services. how long until they can run for elected office?
You don't have an appendix attack and shop around to a few hospitals to see who has the best rate
just like sometimes you have to pay through the nose to take a flight at the last minute with no choice of carrier. that doesn't mean there's no competition in the airline industry.
You can't just up and become a doctor.
You can't just up and become a commercial pilot either. The same goes for any number of other careers in industries generally considered competitive.
It also doesn't say how much Yahoo paid. They probably offered the teenager some Funyons and an official Marissa Mayer signed poster.
and they mumbled 'Mayer' so it sounded like 'Miller'
Sorry France you lose.
you don't expect the French to surrender as easily as that, do you?