@stuffisthings Wrong. The penalty here is bankruptcy, not death.
@stuffisthings So, um, you are saying you think the government should guarantee that risks have no negative consequences? For real?
@stuffisthings My problem with this tack is the assumption that correlation of universal healthcare means causation. There are a TON of systemic differences in health outcomes. And the right way to handle it, of course, is state-by-state attempts to implement it in the US. But maybe let's not assume that single payer is a panacea.
@stuffisthings Which is why we should talk about universal healthcare, not universal INSURANCE. She has catastrophic insurance! It just doesn't cover things that aren't catastrophic.
@stuffisthings Are you saying that quitting your job and moving to Maine (without work lined up) is NOT a luxury? My point isn't that healthcare is, it's that they SPENT ALL THEIR MONEY on other stuff. Like, if you spent 100% of your take home income on your mortgage and then complained that you weren't eligible for SNAP, that'd be a pretty dumb argument that "food is now a luxury good."
I mean, ok, but uh quitting your job and moving to Maine just for the hell of it is DEFINITELY a luxury. Assuming that there is nothing you can do that will keep you from getting healthcare is also a luxury. It is a shitty situation, but it was also ENTIRELY PREDICTABLE.
Ahahaha. Amusingly, I was working paid overtime all week/weekend! I am on day 8 in a row! By friday, I will have worked (and been paid for) 18 out of 19 days. I am going crazy. Anyway, as long as you get PTO in the same ratio as overtime (e.g. ever hour late you work you get either time and a half in money or in PTO) then they are the same thing. Everything is money and money is fungible. Burn down your pensions.
@stuffisthings If people were just more financially literate, nobody would go to NYU and it'd lower its prices.
@stuffisthings I mean, my working theory is that some government spending is good (building things, wealth transfer) and some is incredibly stupid (unfunded pensions, building a train system that is more expensive per-mile-traveled than handing out taxi vouchers)
Venice was Queens five years ago, maybe. Now I think probably East Hollywood is Queens? Hm.