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Larry, it is an absolute fact that the makeup of the pool is important. That's how insurance companies maximize profits. Insure the healthy and weed out the sick. Long ago they divided the US into two pools - under and over 65. We have Medicare because the insurance companies refused to insure older people at reasonable rates. It is always pointed out that Medicare is flawed - losing money, stiffing doctors - and that is blamed on "government". The fact that Medicare struggles should be a big "DUH". You mean they can't insure all the old, sick dying people in the country and still balance the books? What's wrong with them bureaucrats?
If you put all of our population in one pool, from oldest to youngest, sickest to healthiest (Trump, according to his doctor), then we will get the maximum good at the lowest cost. Canada will be begging to join our system :)
Paul is right. Insurance is nothing but a mathematical game. Statistics 101. The larger the pool, the better it is. The pool made up of all US citizens would blow away any of these countries you don't like. Insurance would be dirt cheap. We had a chance to improve Medicare with the ACA when it was going to drop to age 55 but that got blown away. Drop the age to zero and we will have the cheapest and best health insurance in the world.
$700 may or may not be reasonable. My issue is the disparity. Over the last 4 years the season pass has gone up 15% while the senior pass has gone up 56%. Either the season pass should be $1556 or the senior pass should be $520. Like Scott W said, I asked Katie directly last year and got the same corporate babble that Scott F got for this article - no rational explanation.
Yup, Ski Corp, I think you finally have accomplished your goal. Looks like skiing is over for me. You must think all us retired people were handed a pot of gold on our way out the door, but not true.
Come out from behind your telephone. Under Trumpcare those people will have infinite deductible, $0 premium and no health insurance
Second Rhys' motion!
What a great painting, Chula! Way to go!
Hey, Aspen Melanie, guess what is the only thing in DC that didn't get hacked. That's right, Hillary's "unsecured email server".
Yep, a few bad apples, a few skirmishes, but nowhere near a REAL riot.
Not even close to "riot". Exercising their First Amendment rights.
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