A reader emails a good point about this passage of mine, from earlier today: "Those 'scared seniors' who've been showing up at town hall meetings in fits of outrage are not by and large scared for themselves; they're petrified that their children will be be left to the untenderest of the GOP's mercies."
Yes, but it's not just that. I haven't seen this mentioned anywhere... but what about individuals over-55 who are married (or otherwise committed to for the long haul) to people under-55? So Adam, 56, has single-payer for life... but Eve (or Steve), 54, is left to the vagaries of the market? Thus exposing Adam to the very same vagaries?