I find it interesting that insurance is too expensive for individuals to pay, while the push from the other direction has been to have employer required (paid) insurance mandates.

There doesn't seem to be any recognition by those who receive employer paid insurance or our politicians that the (exact same) cost of healthcare is equally painful for employers to provide. Subsidizing COBRA only insulates the public from recognizing that our healthcare system (with $5 prescriptions and "free" care) is failing. There needs to be more emphasis on all parties to understand the costs/benefits related to healthcare so a balance can be achieved where needs are met and costs are contained.

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