The issue of healthcare continues to be politically potent, owing mostly to the fact that Republicans continue to politicize it while Democrats continue to push for universal healthcare. The current healthcare system has five main insurance components: Employer-provided insurance (including government employees) ~50% Private insurance (purchased by the consumer) ~7% Medicare ~14% Medicaid ~20% Uninsured… Continue reading If Everyone had to Buy Their Own Roads
Insurance functions on risk pools. Think of this as the old jar of jellybeans, where you guess how many of each type are in there. In this case, each person pays to put their jellybean in a jar. There are all kinds of jellybeans, and insurers pay the sum of what’s in each jar, using… Continue reading Healthcare is Jars of Jellybeans
I am examining potential analogies for explaining technology of various sorts to laypersons in the hopes they will grasp the relationships of the world they use every day. Today’s analogy is how building a web page is like building a house.