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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.

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If you ever wonder how much paperwork #9ukvisas #done #letsgoThey grow up so fast #fastforwardSome kid I found in my house.Birthday boy. Happy 14th!!Isaac requested pasties for his birthday meal in England. Well, we weren't in a England anymore, but we brought the parties to us. They were very tasty, but about 2 hours into making 24 of these babies I decided there's a reason people in the UK buy them PhotoLife as normal already resumed.We're back... in North AmericaI needed this today. #godstimingOk #england. We're out. See you when I see you.Happy deportation day everyone.Our new home away from home. Well, sort of... sometime soonKarate kidAs you can see we fit right in here.Fun with the Nicolsons