Althea explains our proposal to build an alternative model to cover freelancers: Rather than an "insurance" model, we propose a tax-advantaged savings system. Ideally, you put in money pre-tax, and for example, the government would put in $300 (via tax credit or otherwise) when you've put in $1,000. She asks the crowd: To push for such a system, would you: write to a legislator atttend a meeting with an elected official go to washington? A whole lot of hands go up--even for going to Washington!