The Corner

Fishin’ for CHIPs – update

Re the Dickensian tale of the Frosts below, the Instaprof asks:

If business owners with half-million-dollar-plus homes and kids in expensive private schools now count as “working families,” does this mean they’ll get tax cuts?

That’d make a lot more sense than crafting yet another enfeebling national entitlement around an extremely atypical poster boy. Meanwhile, a healthcare actuary writes:

Why, in a full-employment economy, does someone who wants an employer to pay for health insurance not take a job with health insurance?

Well, in the case of Mr Frost, his employer was, er, Mr Frost. And, in the case of Mrs Frost, her employer was also Mr Frost, who employed her as a bookkeeper and operations manager until this year, when she joined the medical publisher Kaufman-Wills. Why a medical publisher doesn’t offer health insurance is unclear, but, if the various cooing profiles of the Frosts are to be believed, Kaufman-Wills is a medical publisher that publishes everything except a company health plan.

And an obstetric anesthiologist asks:

Where is the auto insurance to pay for Frost’s medical bills?

All interesting questions. But evidently not to The Baltimore Sun’s Matthew Hay Brown.

Mark Steyn is an international bestselling author, a Top 41 recording artist, and a leading Canadian human-rights activist.

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