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If Auto Insurance Worked Like Health Insurance, We Couldn’t Afford to Drive

simple-vs-complexOnce upon a time, you wake up one cold January morning to an email alert from your auto insurance company about a business deal with an alliance of preferred providers that will give you discounts on all sorts of auto service and products. You think, ‘discounts sound great’… but don’t read the remainder of the email and you totally ignore the fine print. You’ve heard that congress has passed a law that is supposed to make auto insurance cheaper AND better so it covers more stuff. Maybe that is what this is about.

Later the same day, you receive an e-signature form via Dropbox to indicate your acceptance of the terms of this agreement and your desire to participate. You hastily sign it, much as you do your obligatory HR forms at work.

Read entire article at LinkedIn Pulse If Auto Insurance Worked Like Health Insurance, We Couldn’t Afford to Drive.


A primary care physician by training, my passion is researching and writing about the importance restoring patient centered care, supporting independent private physicians, promoting free-market solutions and seeking sustainable fiscal policy in healthcare.

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