This is appreciated, Augie.
It was also this past week that we learned our health insurance corporation, Medical Associates, Dubuque, will increase my cost by $78 per month, an 8% increase. While this is an improvement over last year's $204 per month increase, it's still a bite, for a costly insurance plan that has very high deductibles and no office co-pays.
We have a small group of insured, and a major health ailment/medical problem affecting any one of us affects our costs for the next year.
The 8% increase? When I asked our room of attendees, who in our economy gets away with increasing costs by 8% or more, I was reminded by someone who said he was quoting Warren Buffett's observation, that in the US there are 2 economies; there is one for health care, and there is one for the rest of the country.
May the Single Payer Movement march on, and succeed.