[ExI] The Future of Car Insurance

Rafal Smigrodzki rafal.smigrodzki at gmail.com
Thu Sep 11 02:57:07 UTC 2014

On Wed, Sep 10, 2014 at 12:56 AM, spike <spike66 at att.net> wrote:
> Dr. Smigrodzki might know the answer to this.  My guess is that car
> accidents make very little impact on hospital bottom line profits.  They
> probably did at one time, but with improvements in tires, anti-lock brakes,
> increased use of seatbelts and universal front seat airbags, I can imagine
> the ER sees way more patients with diabetic complications now than proles
> who have damaged themselves upon the steering wheels of their Detroits.

### I am hardly an expert on the economics of emergency medical care
provision but my guess would be that hospital systems would be only mildly
affected by driverless driving. As you note, the vast bulk of ER cases are
non-trauma related, or non-traffic trauma.

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