In countries with single-payer, the government just decides what it's going to pay. So of course they are going to choose to pay less. It's still not the answer to our health care cost.AlphaTauri wrote:[<SNIP>with one big difference. The people there pay very little for their medical care.<SNIP>
To make health care cheaper. As I said, there definitely needs to be a certification process for the reasons you mentioned. But if you can make their education cheaper and have proplerly educated doctors, it could bring down costs. The things I mentioned were just ideas to reach that goal.AlphaTauri wrote:<SNIP>Why shouldn't the government only let doctors go to certified schools? <SNIP>
Apparently, not everyone wants insurance. A portion of the uninsured people are people making over $70,000 a year; plenty of money for some type of insurance, but they choose not to. If they don't want to buy insurance, who are we to force them?gyourkoshaven wrote:I'm positive that almost everyone wants insurance, just not everyone wants to pay for it.blue cobra wrote:..take out the people that don't want insurance...
We don't have the best system in the world, one of the Scandinavian countries (I'd probably go with Sweden) with government run care does. I'm not saying that it would make us better either...We may just be too big.
I'm sticking with my claim that we have the best health care in the world. Whenever you rank things, you need certain criteria, and the criteria used by certain groups put us low on the list, but with the criteria that I feel is important, America comes out on top.
I have a sincere question: Where in the Constitution does it give Congress the power to make a public option or a single-payer system?