Hobovan Journal, entry dated 6/6/02
Why is everyone obsessed with my lack of health insurance? Nothing seems to scare a "good citizen" quite like the thought of losing those Blue Cross benefits. Whenever I discuss the hobopoet life, insurance is the number one topic of fear. Nothing: not violence, dismemberment, starvation, hypothermia... seems to scare these folks as much as life without "benefits" (I have plenty of other benefits that Blue Cross can't provide).
Who started this insanity? Where did this fear originate?