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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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Ok @nodumbquestions book read. Bring on the discussion.I think that guy on the right took down that sign. No joke!Like father, like sonYes that's a huge bull in road and yes that is a roll of toilet paper on my dash. Any questions? #nobullFeeling @smartereveryday here at Malham Cove.Clear sailing (motorboating doesn't sound as cool)Look mom. Boating is fun!Old school bobbin mill tour. Surprisingly interestingMicah photobomb Modeled after lego :wink:Built in stone wall pathCaleb catches a troutPhotoHe wouldn't let me change it :)Photos don't do this any justice.