4. Global Public Healthcare

Get rid of all health insurance companies by buying them out the same way we bailed out Wall Street; except that the people who receive and process claims would become civil servants and the bills would be paid by the government. Then the premium that each person is currently paying would become a tax, going to something like the Medicare account.

This way whenever somebody requires healthcare services, one need only choose a provider and go. The provider would then bill the government; funds from Medicare (or whatever) would be used to pay the provider.

Of course, this would start to remove the profit motive from healthcare which should reduce the cost since there would be no need to pay obscene executive compensations or keep stockholders happy with higher dividends and increasing share prices


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