I agree, and good points bpatters. My preference would have been more what you mentioned also and to not allow insurers to cherry pick customers. I distrust corporate anything. They whined about Obamacare until they made record profits because of it. Now they are against it again probably because they feel Wall Street is at the end of it's run , they are in a risk business and understand risk. They know it's time to get out. I don't understand why we let the behemoth corporations do as they please, cherry picking customers. Yes I know that's more of a republican side mess up. But I have a solution......
My plan would need very few directives to work, not sure what would follow, but it would bring about a solution. I swear, if I was a congressman I would vote for it, and some form of my idea will be the first bill my son sponsors. Every member of Congress must be forced to go out and get their own health insurance, they will be allowed a subsidy akin to what the average America worker's employee contribution is. They would be forced to get their own prescriptions, no one would be allowed to touch a member of Congress prescription, by law. They would have to go down to Walgreen's, wait on line with all the coughing people, use the hand sanitizer on the counter, listen to why their prescription can't be filled and so on. No special Doctors or nurses office in Congress. No perks of any kind. And until they get a plan we all like, that' it. No free haircuts, no tickets to ballgames, no nothing.
I'm just so sick of Congress being used as "hey man, I got a great job, I'm a Congressman" No it's not, its to serve the people!
A large junk of the engine driving institutional investing comes from insurance premiums bundled up and put into the market. Senior Secured Notes. Remember that "alleged" high grade, low risk product that replaced collateralized debt obligations to fund investment banking - it will be the crumbling cornerstone of the next crash. Too much of a good thing....we all know what happens.
- And got the T-shirt
It's one of the main reasons I'd never want to see Social Security privatized. That house of cards is going to come tumbling down someday, and I'd like for my retirement to be more secure that that promises to be.
Don't know what to do about SS, too big for my brain. I agree I don't wanted it invested in the market. I can see a bunch of wall street bankers at a conference table with knives and forks salivating over that chunk of money.
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2017/04/02/1649365/-Informatio ... ws-What-Else
We are all being manipulated. Koch money, Mercer money, company money - there are subtle and what I consider illegal methods to influence us for gain.