“I don’t care about health insurance….[I] really care about health CARE.”

Russ Roberts makes the distinction in a conversation with political scientist John Teles.

But I would take it even further.  I don’t care about health insurance.  I don’t care about health care.  What I do care about is health.

Our public policies (and private actions) are often oriented around procuring insurance and care, rather than achieving and maintaining health itself.  How would the world be different if we all pursued health first, and health insurance and health care were only a means to that end?

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