Krugman makes a point that’s worth emphasizing:
…the uninsured are disproportionately young adults, whose medical costs tend to be relatively low. The big spending is mainly on the elderly, who are already covered by Medicare.
I’m a young adult. In the past three years I’ve been to the doctor exactly twice, once for a broken foot and once for a split chin. While I’d have loved to have been insured for those visits, it’s telling that other than those, I’d have cost the healthcare system for just three annual check-ups. I’m relatively healthy. I have no “preexisting conditions.” I am, in short, a cheap date.
So are most of my peers. Give us some healthcare, America.
Sorry the picture’s so stupid.