Pragmatism guided by reason
You can choose to look differently at every situation. Don’t operate on your default setting and assume you know how it is.
Instead of continuously focusing on the objects of obsession, turn inward and look at the emotion itself.
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Health savings accounts
Everyone should be required to contribute a portion of wages to an HSA, which would fund all noncatastrophic care. This money remains the contributor’s property and can be borrowed against and disbursed through inheritance upon death. A credit system would be established for cases when an expenditure exceeds the HSA balance.
National catastrophic insurance program
All citizens should be required to purchase coverage from a single, national program for catastrophic illness. The premium would be based solely on age. Coverage would be provided for expenses in excess of $50,000, and chronic conditions with predictable annual costs above a lower threshold would also be covered. Only a small fraction of those covered should ever need to use the coverage.
There would be no deductible for young people to use this coverage, but as patients age, an increasing deductible would be paid from his or her HSA.
Low income Americans
The government would subsidize payments for those unable to cover all of their catastrophic premiums or minimum HSA contributions. This would cost less than Medicaid currently does, and its functions would already be covered by the above proposals.
Biannual checkup vouchers
The government would cover one checkup every two years to prevent people from delaying since the cost would otherwise be paid from an HSA.
Further, U.S. citizens who move abroad can still vote absentee via their last residence in the United States. But if you were born in or move to a U.S. territory, joining more than four million citizens, you don’t have a vote for president.