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My Beef with HMO’s

You know what I would do if I had a billion dollars and magical powers? I would reform the US health insurance industry. Lofty? Yes. Possible? You bet. Here’s how:

  1. Go back to helping people. That’s right. Do what insurance was suppose to do. Offer people the best medical care, when and where they want. My health insurance company would also be a non-profit, thus mitigating moral dilemmas that are oh so common to the industry (life or profits?).
  2. Socialize pharmaceuticals. I know that sounds crazy, but after living in Brazil and paying $2 for what costs about $120 in the US, I think socializing medicine would reduce the overall cost of medical aid while keeping the same high level of professional doctors. Private doctors + public medicine. I think it would make a good mix.

Until then, back to making billions and working on acquiring magical powers…

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