You wonder why I keep talking about how privatization doesn't work (especially when it comes to Medicare additions). It's because history is instructive. We've tried it twice. Hasn't worked. It costs us more, provides us with less, and just doesn't accomplish any of the stated goals of the plan (the unstated goal of lining corporate pockets it's pretty good at). As a side argument, the new program is very much like Obamacare. Also see notes in that last article on the difference between insuring 20-40somethings and 65+somethings, both in costs and needs. Also one of the reasons I support single payor.
SC Butler, I write because I'm a gambler.
ASC II art on twitter. For us geeks of a certain age, this is very cool. Raise your hand if you remember printing out photos on a dot matrix printer using letters to provide grey values. This preceded the rage of the late 90s of making large photographic images by compositing smaller images in a digital pointillism construction.