At first, I thought it was just another wild barstool idea, but now I’m warming to my brother’s thought: instead of protesting taxes or meat or guns, we should all, on the same day, cancel our insurance policies. Every, fucking, one.
The insurance companies have more lobbying power than your tax accountant, and in fact, are probably run by a tax accountant/actuarial geek. People would still be going to doctors. They would still be crashing cars and having babies. It would be up to the government to snap out of their coma and figure out a better way to manage and pay for that shit and become an actual civilization with mutually shared risk and responsibilities across the board.