2) Failing to clean my gutters doesn't increase the probability of my house burning down. Failing to have regular checkups does increase the probability that I will end up with an expensive, noticed-too-late cancer. Now ideally, this shouldn't really be an issue since I should notice that (even with the moral hazard involved) it's still in my interest to pay for regular checkups, and the insurance company should notice that it is in its interest to incentivize me to have regular checkups. On the other hand, this often seems to fail to happen in practice, leading to pretty wasteful results.
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