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  June 15, 2012

Health Insurance

Obese is the new black In the United States, you can buy a good health insurance plan for about $100/month. Some politicians have argued that everyone should be required to do so, so all are spared of dysfunctional living and more important issues can be addressed.

Some young people say they can't afford the expense of health insurance, and after all, it seems to offer little value if you rarely use it and would rather not have to consider situations that require visiting a doctor. After they turn down the volume on their giant flat screen televisions and close their laptops, they will tell you it's an unfair expense that should be free, meaning paid by other people.

Meanwhile, most of them are paying:

  • $100/month on cable to forget reality, prevent thinking, and take up time
  • $100+/month on junk food, fast food, soda, and cigarettes, making them both poorer and sickly
  • $70/month on cell phones, mostly to communicate fragmented babbling
  • $100/weekend on overpriced drinks, to help avoid goals and desires
And there is always money for the latest video game or movie. Concern for health -- what's that?

For those who need the nanny state, taxes on sugar and fat consumption could be imposed on consumption and put in escrow to pay for the health damage that is certain to follow.

When responsible people are given the bill for the irresponsible, we tacitly endorse irresponsible behavior and regress to equality of the lowest.

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