By Aaron Monson

Inevitably this time of year, many are taken up with thoughts about healthcare. Open enrollment, when the news of health insurance rate hikes hits the fan, is a time when all must wonder how long can this go on before only the wealthy can afford healthcare?

This seemingly difficult issue demands that we look outside the box for solutions, a new perspective in which to frame the problem. With that in mind, we pose the question, is health INSURANCE the same thing as healthCARE? Our well-meaning politicians would have us believe that they are the same. If health insurance and healthcare are in fact the same thing, then one could argue that things are better if viewed solely on the basis of how many people are now “covered” by some form of insurance. 

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