Stranger than fiction
Mary Brown, the Florida small business owner who is the lead plaintiff in the Supreme Court case challenging the mandate that everyone should be required to have health insurance, has declared bankruptcy. Not earth-shattering news, except part of the reason for her bankruptcy was her inability to pay her medical bills. Like all those who lack coverage, those costs will now be borne by - us. If her family had health insurance, like every single citizen in every western nation except the US, her bills would be paid and she might not be bankrupt. The primary plaintiff against universal healthcare becomes the poster child for why it's essential. If I put this in a novel, no one would believe it.
Have you read any of the Civitas Rising series? Please share your thoughts about the Great Change, the impact of technology on our lives, healthcare, the role of government, and anything else the books got you thinking about.