The debt discussion quickly moved to a health insurance discussion, as that is clearly one of the major contributors of this issue.
Slashdot has always been a mostly US centric site, but also has a significant world wide group.
As a European reading this discussion, but i recon it is so for Canadians and some larger parts of Asia as well: I'm laughing my ass off!
Oh man, you guys have seriously fu****ed up your system.
All this spastic anti-socialism, american dream, Obamacare and your corporate controlled democracy have made you end up with this monster.
Believe me, our systems are also far from perfect, but no where near the level of idiocy described here.
for me, 500 $ max own risk, rest 100% insured. no limit. 98% of the population is insured. regardless of income, age or job. I worry over other stuff. Not my health bill.