Bleet (blēt) n.
- A combination of a blog post (in depth analysis of an issue) with a tweet (spontaneous expression of a mental thought)
I typically attempt to write a thoughtfully developed, artfully crafted, and intellectually provocative post concerning current topic areas of interest. However, in the age of Twitter, I am finding that blogging has become increasingly laborious. I get a ton of interesting stuff throughout the week but only have a finite time to hit my goal of two posts per week.
So, given my penchant for definitions, here’s to my first bleet (blog tweet):
Paul Fronstin from the Employee Benefit Research Institute puts out a California Health Care Foundation assisted study regarding the Fraying Employer Based Insurance paradigm (warning PDF). Essentially, we are down to 56% of population being covered through their employer, 60% of Latino’s are uninsured, and the young invincibles unconvinced they need insurance (18-24 uninsurance rate of 35%).
When can we move to a non-employee based insurance world – auto insurance, anyone?