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Enslaved, but Covered


In slave countries, like England, France, Germany, Canada, Japan, Taiwan — and you name an industrialized nation — people are not worrying about their health-care plans or how to choose a policy or whether the government’s computers are going to be helpful. They are not worrying about whether they can keep an old policy or even if it will be offered. They are not worried whether they will have enough to eat and pay the rent after they have paid their new premiums. They are not worried about whether their kids and healthy folks will sign up so the insurance risk pool will work. They are not worried whether their government-approved health-care plans will vanish with the next election or vote of Congress. This is because slaves just don’t have to worry about anything. So you can have your freedom; as for me, give me slavery or give me death.

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