#7…Get the insurance companies out of health care.
Seems to be pretty popular. Since the rise of mainstream managed care in the late 1970’s and 1980’s, sure seems like they’ve done a horrible job managing the cost of health care (aka, doing what they say they’re supposed to do).
Instead, insurance companies are just making everyone’s lives harder. But they don’t care since their revenues are still flowing in.
This chart is from this data that shows per capita spending on health care. We all started out equal in the 70’s until someone got the bright idea that managing health care in America would save us all money. Well, as you see, managed care simply raises the cost of health care.