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Chris Pollock

Chris Pollock - web developer & ecommerce entrepreneur
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Pondering: Is Health Insurance the New Social Glue?

My wife was reading an article in the NY Times about a man who was rushing into marriage because he need to get onto his girlfriends health insurance before his ran out.

My reaction: Is health insurance the new social glue? How many times have you heard that someone is doing something, staying at a job, even staying in a relationship because of the healthcare benefits? I suspect most everyone has heard someone say something along those lines.

I don't think there is any doubt that this "benefit" is providing a certain amount of glue. Something that I've never thought of thus far is: with the prospects of a nationalized healthcare system, what would become of that glue. My guess is it would lose it's stickiness.

I'm definitely not out to make a political statement on this one, my thinking here is purely philosophical. I'm not out to say it's better or worse without the current glue, but rather: how sad is it that this is one of the core things that's holding our society together is health insurance. Not love, not family, not a sense of duty, but health insurance.

Your thoughts? Comment.

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Chris Pollock

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Work day in London.Micah's new persona is Indian Jones. And he's never even seen the movie! Check out that hat.A very cold walk today. With horses in tow.The real Epping forest.Growing up in the city has taught my boys a few thingsCricket playersIsaac with the car he would love to ownAll aboardPhotoThis guy greeted us on our walk on the common today. He and his sidekick haven't been there before, so when they came trotting round the corner, we Americans got a bit of an adrenaline rush til we figured out he was SUPER friendly!! #englandtrip2017 #eppiSome luck I have these days :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:Easter card construction messPre-Easter cookout at the Nicholson's. Quite the crowd!A walk in the forestDate night in Cambridge.