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Mennonite-Amish Healthcare Dilemmas

The Wall Street Journal has a superb article this weekend about the often helpless situation "plain people" find themselves when it comes to health care expenses.  The Amish and most conservative Mennonites generally opt out of any health insurance plans from their employers.  They believe that the Amish community needs to take care of one another.  For the most part this works.  Amish church members pool their money and if someone falls ill the bills get paid.  But what about a settlement that gets hammered with many, many people falling ill?    It's a tough, tough problem and the WSJ does a great job of walking through the complexities and nuances.  Ultimately, though, the article could be applied to our health care system as a whole: we have some of the best healthcare in the world, with the most unfair ways to fund it.  Anyway, I won't preach here.  Just read this good article and we can discuss.  

And, gee, big surprise: bye, bye "Pigeon King."   I wrote about this absurb outfit earlier this year and how so many Amish were getting roped into this.  Well, now, big surprise, Pigeon King has come crashing down.


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