Friday, January 20, 2012

One Little Victory

For the first time ever, all 100 firms on Fortune's Best Companies To Work For list this year have non-discrimination policies that include sexual orientation.

John is on my MegaCorp sponsored health plan. It's not the greatest plan in the world.. we still have deductibles and 10% co-insurance fees, but we can get really good care and not be hammered with costs that have completely ruined people.

Everyone should have at least that quality of care, and employers shouldn't have to pay for it, but rather give me that $15k that it costs in a year. Health insurance companies add no value to the system.. none. All they do is drive up costs.

The way to fix it is to provide an improved version of Medicare to everyone. Everything is simplified, and there is no profit for the administration. Providers still get paid.. nobody ends up living in the park, surviving on cat food, because medical bills erased a lifetime of saving.

It's all so obvious, so obviously won't happen. I hear Canada has a good system.

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