I just read that the state of Oregon is having a lottery for health insurance. More than 80,000 people of Oregon's 600,000 uninsured have signed up for the few thousand openings in their state run insurance program. I must say when I read this I was shocked and a little dismayed – has our health insurance, and thereby our health, just come down to luck? Oregonians awaiting word if they have a winning number say this hope of insurance is better than no insurance at all.
I remember my early years, after college, I had no insurance and was lucky then to not get hurt or sick, and I feel lucky now to have health insurance.
I am curious though . . .