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Do You Live in a “Death Spiral” State?

csareus Wrote: Jan 06, 2013 8:36 PM
Maybe...but Tricare is also Tricare of Life once you are on Medicare. It becomes a supplement to Medicare and covers the co-pays and deductibles. Not all doctors accept Medicare or Tricare. You have to sometimes accept treatment from doctors who were not at the top of their class...if you get my drift.

Three years ago, I put together a “Moocher Index” that measured the degree to which non-poor people in a state were benefiting from redistribution programs.

As you can see if you click on the nearby table, Vermont was the worst state, followed by Mississippi, Maine, New York, and Massachusetts.

I confessed that my Moocher Index was a crude and imprecise tool, but it was one of my most popular posts in the early days of this blog. Probably because it was a way of measuring the degree to which people were being lured to ride in the wagon of government...