Too Big Not to Fail

Health_careDownload this poster and put on the wall over your medicine cabinet. It may give you some second thoughts about going to the doctor with a hang nail or sprained finger.  It can also be an incentive to take better care of your health, exercise and eat healthy foods.

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About Russ Steele

Freelance writer and climate change blogger. Russ spent twenty years in the Air Force as a navigator specializing in electronics warfare and digital systems. After his service he was employed for sixteen years as concept developer for TRW, an aerospace and automotive company, and then was CEO of a non-profit Internet provider for 18 months. Russ's articles have appeared in Comstock's Business, Capitol Journal, Trailer Life, Monitoring Times, and Idaho Magazine.
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One Response to Too Big Not to Fail

  1. Sean says:

    A more interesting chart would be to craft one that looks at all the ways the government dips into your pocket to pay for healthcare such as pay roll tax for Medicare, regular taxes for Medicaid, inflated insurance costs to make up for underpayment of Medicare and Medicaid, extra property taxes you have to pay because of the non-profit status of hospitals, the 3% kicker that wealthy people have to pay to Medicare through pay roll taxes, the extra cost of any medical device (including those use by your vet) if they can also be used in health care for people. In our state, cigarette taxes and some of the tobacco settlement is for medical care. So even if you never see a doctor and are uninsured, the medical system may get up to 10% of your earnings and likely get a third if you are insured.

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