How can you say this? You have no proof. Private healthcare does better than state run healthcare.
It is because there in no profit, if there is no profit then all the money can be invested in the medical field.If there is profit only a part will be invested the rest is profit.
Sure you can bring up infant mortality rates in the U.S. but that takes into account people who do not have health insurance as well.
Well they can't pay for it, so should they have something to get them covered?
Is it fair or nice? No. But neither is being forced to pay for other people's health insurance or fix their problems when they do not work and I do.
This brings me to the idea that you are paying more when you could pay less for the same service. If you are paying for someone you could be giving less than when you are only paying for your self. Out of ten people four will get sick, the other six will have to pay for the other 4 people.The 4 people will recive more than double of what you recive alone but no one will know who and when someone will get sick so it's a fair game.
Not everyone is going to get sick in the whole country, if that were to happen then it could be from a war or a natural disaster and then it's understandable because the whole country would pull in anyway working and helping out in a state of emergency.
I broke my leg while growing up in united states, it cost $7000 for a freaking tibia.Take the NHS sistem in the Unided Kindom, it works and people are paying less then you are.The insurace company works the same as socialised helthcare only on a smaller scale, the only difrence is that they make profit.Do you really think that what you give them is stored in a separate account? It's not, when someone gets sick they just take out the minimal needed to maximise profit.
[edit on 26-10-2008 by pepsi78]