Times blames 20-somethings, not health insurance companies, for lack of coverage
The Times characterizes the 20-somethings who "shun" insurance as "the young invincibles." Sure, blame the victims of the insurance companies failed business model:
“My first reaction was to start laughing — I just kept saying, ‘No way, no way,’ ” Alanna Boyd, a 28-year-old receptionist, recalled of the $17,398 — including $13 for the use of a television — that she was charged after spending 46 hours in October at Beth Israel Medical Center in Manhattan with diverticulitis, a digestive illness. “I could have gone to a major university for a year. Instead, I went to the hospital for two days.”
In the parlance of the health care industry, Ms. Boyd, whose case remains unresolved, is among the “young invincibles” — people in their 20s who shun insurance either because their age makes them feel invulnerable or because expensive policies are out of reach.
Of course, with single payer and HR 676, their feelings wouldn't matter. We could save $350 billion in administrative costs, too.
You'd think Izvestia would mention that. But n-o-o-o-o-o-o!
If only Ms. Boyd had chosen to be born in France, or even Canada! See, there's your problem