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A big factor in the high cost is how government-provided or employer-provided medical-care insurance has for decades made most people insensitive to the price of medical care.

Leaving aside the Fox Noise talking points that people who have "big gummit" health insurance with overuse it, for a moment, why is it that better paid employees of many large companies *are* provided with employer paid or subsidized medical insurance, but the minimum wage staff is left to apply for government assistance?

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