I'm a bowhunter. I can help with your deer problem. Where are you?
"Minimums are needed because cross subsidisation is rather integral to having affordable healthcare for everyone. Meaning those who are in the stage of their life that don't need much medical care pay more, but those that do are able to afford it."
In other words, you believe in redistribution of wealth. Maybe you don't understand that insurance is supposed to pool risks, not redistribute premiums.
Yep. definitley a troll.
I was part of a team of people that suggested HC plans that did not require turning insurers into Federally controlled utility companies. Some of the features we worked out were interstate portability, a homologated minimal support plan, FDA reform, medical liability reform that made sense and included BIg Pharma, and a new specialty of medical advisers who could navigate the treatment options in complex cases.
What did we get?
If you are in the middle class and you buy a new policy you will be paying more for the premium, even after reimbursements. Probably much more. However, with annual deductibles in the range of $3000 to $6500, all you really have is major medical insurance. It will be a genetically unlucky few who mange to collect anything over the deductible.
I smell a troll. Whew, the stink!
I lost 40 pounds on a bagel and hot dog diet. S'truth.
Didn't need a diet book or a weigh-in.
There are two kinds of people in the world: those that divide people into two kinds and the others.
From my reading of the article, the Bitcoin block chain was not affected. The vault is a list of account holders, their Bitcoin keys and names and their bit coin balances. The block chain is not touched until a transfer in or out of an account was made. It was the bank that was broken, not Bitcoin itself.
Yes, a better crypto currency would have a distributed banking system on a peer to peer basis instead of centralized banking like Bitcoin. It is coming (see Coinbase.com). Until then, keep your Bitcoin keys on paper in a a safe at home.
I'm writing an S.F. novel, "The Sage of Saggitarius"
I've done years or research on evolution. The modern basis is molecular biology, not fossils, and the key constructs are the conserved genes that are 100 million years old. Evolution turns out not to be "survival of the fittest" because no one can define fitness with all the implication of the relationships among the environment, competitors, predators and their feedback loops. These are impenetrable webs of non-linear equations. Fitness landscapes probably exist, but most of the hill climbing leads to dead ends. And what happens when a particular species, such as humans, is no longer dependent on a particular fitness niche?
The work of Jeffrey England may be the great breakthrough. He sees evolution as part and parcel of of entropy. It cannot be observed by examining instances. It's an emergent phenomenon, like entropy itself. Life serves the Tree of Life. Evolution serves entropy.
These are not easy things to explain, and perhaps harder to understand.
Unlike the "parties" who need a fascist lockstep mentality to keep their supporters in line, there is no singular "Tea Party" nor any single tea Party leader. Not even Sara Palin.
It's hard for a fascist to understand, but we are principled individuals acting on our personal convictions, and we don't always agree. You can't characterize us as a collective. The fact that you try shows you can't think outside your own collective box.
So... you support slavery? Because slaves were much safer than their inner-city descendants are today. So you think slavery was better, apparently.
Liberty or Death, mofo, Liberty or Death.
You don't know much about slavery, either.
A New Jersey newspaper once claimed I was ten thousand years old and from another planet. Really. I'm not even half that age.
That was Upper Class Jobs. Lower class jobs are alive, but moribund
I'm in Climate Denial Stage 6. I don't believe anything that causes a tax increase. Any connection between CO2 and more taxes is against my religion.
They approve 99.74% because THERE IS NO OPPOSING COUNSEL! It's a damn rubber stamp!