Originally posted by cavscout
Mortality rates? Are most people who go to the doctor dieing?
A better way to look at it, IMO, is to look at overall satisfaction of the patients as well as the effect that one person's health has on an
I don’t know about satisfaction, but I know that I would never be satisfied waiting 6 months for a needed MRI.
extreme case, nonissue.
I go to my doctor and request an area of my body get an MRI and it is scheduled that week. If I need it, it can be done that day. If they don’t
provide what I ask for, I take my money somewhere else.
alright, in a socialized system (this case malta) my dad got an MRI the SAME DAY without an appointment for either the doctor or the MRI...
It boils down to the socialist vs. capitalist arguments. I like having a doctor who works for my business, I feel I get better care that way; my
doctor is greedy and wants my money, just the way I like it.
that's why you spend so much on healthcare...
and again, capitalism leaves 5 million children behind on this one because its' bad business to insure them.... i'll take the system that doesn't
see treating sick kids as a bad thing
And I do have some experience with "free" health care from my days in the Army and later the VA. Sure, it was great making an appointment every time
one of my kids got the sniffles. What wasn’t great was the lack of quality the care entailed. After all, I couldn’t take my business down the road
so there was no reason to try and please me. "Broken arm? Take Motrin and stop smoking. What? That cyst growing on your neck? Oh here is some Motrin,
and make sure to stay hydrated or it will spread."
um, that's the incredibly flawed VA system. nobody is saying that's the example. look at france, italy, or malta for a good example.
No, I like choosing my doctor. I like the fact that my doctor knows that if he doesn’t fix me I will stop giving him money.
in socialised systems you get to choose where you go. you aren't forced to go to a particular doctor. you're just spewing out one of the arguments
people like reagan would use as a boogeyman
and in socialised countries they... get fired and pay cuts if they don't fix pepole. they even get raises for having healthier patients.
I just wish the government paid for a little less socialist medicine because it drives up the price for those of who work and have insurance. And not
to mention the fact that I get paid less because part of my compensation package for WORKING is medical insurance, and then I get hit again to pay for
Medicare for people that aren’t WORKING.
yeah, those damn retirees!
come on, everyone deserves health. life, liberty, pursuit of happiness. i'm pretty sure without health, life is kind of a pointless one to put on the
Oh well, I guess that is what happens when the socialist gunk starts to leak downhill to the real America. You crazy Canadians with your
snowmobiles and hinged faces, stop trying to keep everyone alive.
socialist gunk? um, this isn't gunk, it's one of the great things about other countries that america should incorporate.
america is in the 30s on the recent WHO list of countries ranked by healthcare. france, italy, and malta are in the top 5.
take a look at the movie sicko, it's fact-checked and accurate. nobody has yet to be able to debunk the facts presented in the movie. it'll open
your eyes if you can take off the party-line blinders.