Imagine a world where health care reform meant doing away with insurance companies entirely. Why have the middle-man? Or, if we needed some sort of payer investment system, imagine it as a non-profit. I don’t think we should use tax dollars to line the pockets of insurance companies. I would rather that money go to health care providers.
But who is listening to me anyway. It seems those driving healthcare policy are completely unwilling to think outside the insurance system box. It’s a shame.