Dont know if this topic has been run into the ground yet, but most other people i talk to about this let their personal philosophies (libertarian ideas of independence from government vs. concern for the well being of others) blind their judgement and make facts something to mold to justify or condemn. So is it good or bad? Are other countries enjoying success with it?
First, i know its not ‘free healthcare’. Medicaid & medicare cost $500 billion a year, which is about $2777 a year from every taxpayer in the country (180 million).
Seeing how insurance (i’m talking for one person, i know insurance for a family has skyrocketed to $300 a month) for 1 person is about $40 a month with a $2-5k deductible, why doesn’t the government just loan people (who qualify for low cost insurance) money interest free to get insurance?
What about medical discount plans (similiar to a PPO, if you visit a listed provider you get medical work done for a discount).