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    Over half the people in Texas do not have health insurance but most of the people in Massachusetts and Wisconsin do have insurance (thanks to interventions by those states). So I guess Texans should ask their legislators “what’s the problem?” Texas has a great deal of revenue from oil and gas, where does that go? Texas does not have state income tax, perhaps they need a health care tax to help people who need health insurance. Outside Texas, on Wall Street, the average US stock is held only 20 minutes, reflecting millions of trades (bets) daily (by people with a lot of money and good health insurance) — perhaps every stock trade should be charged a $1 tax to help fund health insurance for everybody who can’t afford it. Health care reform, so far, is just a small step but we need a lot more steps — quickly.

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