The problem with government solutions is that they are so easily corrupted. For example, here in Washington State, USA a law recently passed mandating long term care insurance. Sounds nice right? The reality is that this will be funded by an income tax that will then pay $116,000 per year person in a long term care facility. I have a friend who’s dad owns a big chain of these, and they are profitable beyond any of our wildest imaginings. What started out with the legislature’s nice intentions is really just a massive pork benefit for old and corrupt businesses.