What a contraption. This:
A highly promoted program that provides a lifeline to people denied coverage because they already had medical problems has probably saved lives. But enrollment in the Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan has been disappointing, with only about 50,000 people nationwide.
Glenn Nishimura, a consultant from Little Rock, Ark., checked it out and found his premiums would come to about $6,300 a year.
"It's out of my price range," said Nishimura. It makes more financial sense to take care of his high blood pressure and high blood sugars by paying out-of-pocket and gambling that his health will hold up, he reasons. In three years he'll be eligible for better coverage under Medicare.
Yep. That's what we've come to. Of course, a statistically certain number of gamblers will die, but that's OK: The health insurance companies are still collecting rent, the career "progressives" are stlll paid to produce agitprop, and Obama's put a checkbox on his list of "accomplishments." Fucking murderers.
NOTE That's the nice thing about single payer; no more gambling. After all, when you gamble, the house always wins, and who's "the house" here? Death, of course, with the health insurance companies and their "progressive" shills dealing the cards and stocking the "all the crap you can eat" buffet.