reply to post by RealSpoke
as some one who lives in new zealand i can tell you for a fact,
our health care is great, and is in no way considered socialistic,
in my mind allowing insurance company's between the people that need health care and the doctors and hospitals is crazy.
we have a single payer system where "small" amounts of payment are required when using the service.
for many with higher incomes insurance is purchased simply to get a single room and faster surgery.
what our studies show is that if "primary " health care is aces-able for everyone at reasonable prices,
people get treated BEFORE it gets too serious and escalates.
while many many people here applaud the enactment of universal health care in the USA,
most question the wisdom of having insurance "middlemen" as they exist to profit,
not ensure care and treatment
nothing is perfect but i am thanful for small miracles when they happen.
a nz resident