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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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Love that night field magic #littleleague #baseballHow many times do I have to tell you. No ski helmets at the dinner table @amylpollock #lifewithboysBuffalo waterfrontMorning bike rides with my oldest. Loving this extended summer.Giving him the family pack of toilet paper rolls to build towers with seemed like a good idea when I was getting IN the shower. Not so good after :joy: #lifewithboys"Where's Lucas...?. #lifewithboysThis little piggy went to the 19th ward market......#19thwardmarket.The prettiest cluster of grapes picked today. They're ripe. Anyone want any?? Thanks for helping Levi!!Can't beat this 10day #rochesterny #forecast@southsidelittleleague 12U Hayes defeats Eastside 25-8. Beautiful evening for baseball.Things I didn't miss about EnglandDeparting TorontoI walked in the front door and said, "it smells like a smoker in here." Then I went the the back yard and found out why. #lifewithboys #funwiththesunCaleb pitched two innings. His team beat Pittsford 15-3.#cyclocross in Rochester