What's essential for one person may be tangential or inconsequential for others.
One Man's Interpretation of "Essential Benefits" Clause in Health Reform Law
Let me explain in a roundabout fashion where I am coming from: In other languages, one of them a dead language, "One for all, all for one" sounds like this.
The Ten Essential Benefits
What Doesn't Matter
How Could This Be?
- If you are young and healthy, you should pay the same as the old and sick, even if you cost society nothing in the short run. In the long run, you will become old and sick.
- If you are poor, the government should subsidize you to raise you to the level of more affluent citizens.
- If you are in a small business, you must pay for comprehensive coverage of your young healthy employees as you would for a more mature and older work force.