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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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Meet Kalmar. Props to @andrewpetersonmusic and @wingfeathersagaAri turns 6Dog days of winter :snowflake: :dog2:Obligatory dog pictureSleepy :dog:This pup loves the snow. Meet Kalmar. #puppyBoy and his dog. #puppylife #itsaboyBringing newbie home. #puppylife #itsaboy#homeschoollifeThis may just look like a messy counter with prospective dog names in the background, but I will enlighten you so you know what to look for should you eve come to my house and not want to be inadvertently injured. The banana is taped to the yellow cup as Getting up in age.My puppies :dog::musical_note::notes:Oh, the weather outside is frightful! But inside it’s so delightful......:notes::musical_note: #letitsnow #newyearseveA sign of things to come.I made these :)