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Old 03-20-2020, 05:01 PM
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Originally Posted by ZipperJJ View Post
If we had single payer, this stuff would just automatically happen I assume. Maybe some tax relief regarding taxes paid towards health care.
...I'm in New Zealand and yes, everything is just happening automatically. If the GP thinks you need a test you get a test at no cost out of pocket. If you end up in hospital there is no cost out of pocket. Everything is being handled behind the scenes. All we have to do as citizens is practice safe distancing. It really takes a lot of stress out of the situation.