It's worked! I'm not the healthiest person in the world, but I try to remember what advice I've received and I try to follow the rules of good health. That let's me sleep better, even when I'm aching and jittery. We all are given only one body and a mind to oversee it.
This healthcare debate can take one off into byways and deadends. As I sit here trying to be sagacious, I realize everyone is in the same place as I. So go tell that to the PR people, the politicians with a feel-good prescription! The question will not be settled in a few weeks, and not totally resolved in a few months after the bureaucracy starts writing regulations. I'll keep abreast but in the meantime, I want to talk economics.
Economics. Like having enough wherewithal for food and rent and the other things modern living requires. And it circles--on the national scene--into having a job unless retired. In that case, the job is to oversee what income is left in this crumby economic environment.
My understanding of labor law is fluid, there having been so many changes recently. Just think airline companies going bankrupt and old contracts scrapped. In a generic sense, workers have been on the skids for years, beholden to some "economy" which is code word for a system of robbing those who make/do real things in the interest of those who push paper/digital negotiations around the whole world.
So for me--if I were young enough to hold a job--I would want my day's pay for a day's work and then I would arrive at a way to pay for insurance to cover major medical expenses. To be assured of the scheme, I would want my fellow workers to have the same privilege.