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Thursday, June 25, 2009
The proposed health care bill is likely to cost around $1 trillion. The usual number of uninsured thrown around is about 45 million (nevermind that most of those actually have access to insurance and the REAL number of uninsured is closer to 15 million). So, if we divide the former by the latter, we find that the new bill will cost about $22,000 per uninsured person. Considering that the average annual individual insurance premium is about $5,000 (it's actually lower when you factor in family plans), why don't we just buy health insurance for those 45 million and save us umm... about $765 million?

Just one more lesson in the inefficiency of government...


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The Cross Centered Life: Keeping the Gospel The Main Thing
Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God
Overcoming Sin and Temptation
According to Plan: The Unfolding Revelation of God in the Bible
Disciplines of a Godly Man
Money, Greed, and God: Why Capitalism Is the Solution and Not the Problem
When Helping Hurts: Alleviating Poverty Without Hurting the Poor. . .and Ourselves
The Prodigal God: Recovering the Heart of the Christian Faith
Respectable Sins
The Kite Runner
Life Laid Bare: The Survivors in Rwanda Speak
Machete Season: The Killers in Rwanda Speak
A Generous Orthodoxy: Why I am a missional, evangelical, post/protestant, liberal/conservative, mystical/poetic, biblical, charismatic/contemplative, fundamentalist/calvinist, ... anabaptist/anglican, metho
Show Them No Mercy
The Lord of the Rings
Life at the Bottom: The Worldview That Makes the Underclass
The Truth War: Fighting for Certainty in an Age of Deception
Cool It: The Skeptical Environmentalist's Guide to Global Warming
The Chronicles of Narnia
Les Misérables

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