snoqueen wrote:That said, strip away, the illegals, the 20 somethings that don't want insurance, the dummies who pay for cable, cell phone, eating out, iPads and flat screen TVs before they even consider healthcare, you have a few million hard-core cases that could be covered with vouchers. It's not that complicated.
Wait. Add in the college graduates with big student loans who are working at coffee shops, the young parents who are working double shifts at Stop n Go, the tech school students delivering pizzas, and just about anybody who didn't grab a $40K+ job after leaving school. Don't tell me they all don't "want" insurance. They're just paying rent, utilities, groceries, maybe child care, and transportation first. Sit down and do the numbers. What would you do?
How do people make anything else on your list work? Prioritize and stay on budget. Adjust lifestyle to means. Too bad government can't do the same?