Health insurance is everything but insurance, Bourel says. “Health insurance relies on two pillars, one of which is funding. The other is provision of an appropriate level of qualitative and quantitative care. Both have to be managed in parallel. In that regard, it's probably fortuitous that the scheme hadn't been extended to blue-collar workers before the completion of the proposed hospitals. Because if you make a big share of the population solvent without ensuring that there is supply, it'll be a disaster.” And then there is also prevention. Obesity and related illnesses are a very big issue in the region. So in this case, just paying the bills at the end of the food chain is a very short-term view. “Daman has worldwide expertise in managing these. We have data and experience that we can draw upon and adapt to Qatar to be sure that we take care of improving health indicators like life expectancy, infant mortality, deaths after heart attack or transplant, etc,” he says. Health insurance is more health than insurance. Focusing only on managing cash flows is a big mistake. It's insight like this that Daman and companies like it can bring to the table. That's what we must want for this country.