posted on Apr, 1 2008 @ 06:36 PM
I see so much of this -- the notion that if the U.S. had universal health coverage, it would cost doctors money or make them work longer hours, or
that it would put the government "in charge" of national health care system.
I know this topic has been discussed on ATS ad naseum.
What I advocate, called universal health insurance. In this scenario, nothing changes to the way doctors do business; the only difference is that
every U.S. citizen has health insurance from the government.This may sound expensive at first , because there is a tendency to compare the cost this
plan with the cost of insuring every American with the regulated market insurance we have now ,which we all know can be very expensive. However, if
insurance were provided by the government, the government would seek only to recoup the cost of treatment and administering the program.
What I fear most is the reason some want universal health care is for the same reason they LOVE HMO's. They can't be sued, or it's so difficult
it's generally not worth the hassle.
Don't think doctors are doing you some great favor, they're still looking out for 'numero uno'.
[edit on 1-4-2008 by Master_Wii]