Wednesday, December 29, 2010

New Years Resolution

Health Care Financing is a business problem, not a political problem. We've been trying to finance health care through pay-as-you-go pooled insurance. This model has failed in so many ways.

The idea behind ObamaCare, the Utah PAC, etc., is that we can fix a failed system by making it absolute. The key feature of ObamaCare is to make buying insurance mandatory.

The better solution is to design a better business model. In the 1980s, I spent a great deal of time creating an alternative to Insurance. Despite the fact that it would provide substantially better care for less money, I found no local interest in the program.

So, my resolution for 2011 is to find a freemarket-oriented group seeking to repeal ObamaCare, and to present the Medical Savings and Loan.

Such groups do not exist in Utah. Utah is filled with Glenn Beck style creatures who spout plumes of free market rhetoric, but systematically reject any real free market oriented solutions.

To fulfill my resolution, I need to travel.
To travel, I need cash. I thought about self-publishing a book. Selling 20 copies of a self published book is enough to buy a room at the Motel 6. But, I find self-publishing an unedited book distasteful.

I have a whole book written. Quality writing demands peer review and editing.

I am now thinking the best way to get traveling cash would be to add social media functions to the Community Color Web Sites. If I could increase the traffic through these sites tenfold, I'd make enough for a motel every other night.

The nasty catch here is that increasing traffic tenfold would mean I'd have to move to a new server.

Hmmm, I've been dearly tempted by the cloud. The Western U.S. Servers are hosted in Utah Valley. Upgrading to a newer version of MySQL would mean I could use Stored Procedures which is more conducive to the distributed type of computing used in social media.

I seem to be good at stymying myself with chicken-before-the egg-type conumdrums.

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