posted on Aug, 3 2010 @ 07:27 PM
reply to post by ThaLoccster
This is how it would work in the real world:
You go to the doctor in need of urgent care.
You tell them you are too poor to pay.
The doctor will address any immediate crisis on the spot, then ship you to a charity hospital. The charity hospital will investigate your finances
and if you are truly unable to pay, they will pick up the tab. Otherwise they will negotiate a payment arrangement.
The charge will be financed.
Of course, under a free system, people would be able to afford things like insurance on their own.
The reason why insurance is tied to employment right now is because the employer gets tax breaks, which in turn make the insurance cheaper.
If there were no taxes, insurance would be the same price individually as it is when you are employed.
I could go on and on and on for hours talking about why medical insurance is so expensive - and its all due to government regulations.
ALL OF IT
Did you know its illegal for insurance companies to sell insurance across states? You can't buy a cheap policy in CA from an insurance agent in AZ
for instance. If insurance companies want to sell in CA, they have to have CA compliant policies which are OUTRAGEOUS in price.
The whole system is rigged.
[edit on 3-8-2010 by mnemeth1]