[ExI] health care individual mandate

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Tue Nov 10 10:10:46 UTC 2009

On Mon, Nov 09, 2009 at 02:29:01PM -0800, spike wrote:

> In the current system, the government measures who is rich and who is poor
> based entirely on d$/dt, and not at all on its integral over time, $.  So
> the young and healthy low $ people will need to subsidize the much higher $

Nevermind that due to demographics the older people are both in the majority,
and at key positions in control.

> much lower d$/dt older people.  So we get poorer younger people subsidizing
> richer, older people.  Even if Jeff and I clearly benefit from that deal, I
> do not think it is a damn bit right.  We cannot dump the load on Joshua and
> his peers.  I do not see it as workable at all.  I am surprised the young
> are not protesting wildly.

They're actually aware about it happening, and are not happy. I don't think
they're goint to protest. No longer bothering getting ahead or emigrating look
like perfectly viable options.

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