- Sep 5, 2000
You need to do a search on my name I have written pages on this topic and fully believe the rights of the doctor to not take insurance and take cash only if they are that good. I'm not into some overlord telling people how much to make. try again. However when someone is dying how much is a procedure worth to them? We don't want to be in a situation where someone can dictate "if you don't want to die it will cost x" There are lots of "problems" with this topic but we really need to look at it seriously. I'm also not saying that the canadian system is the one we would want to adopt.Originally posted by: Nebor
Yeah, and that'll work the same way price ceilings always do, and the way it went in Canada. You say, "UHC will only pay you $60 for lancing a boil." Doctors say, "Fine, I don't accept UHC at my office. Private insurance only." So you scratch your head, look in the socialist authoritarian playbook and go, "Aha! We're outlawing private insurance! What now, Doctor Smartypants?" But he doesn't say anything, because he's gone to another country where he can be paid his true market value. You're left with only the doctors who recieve enough utility from helping people to make up the difference in pay between your country and others. As a result, you now have long lines for procedures and a lower standard of care. You attempt to fix this by subsidizing the costs of medical schools and allowing more people to go to them. Most of these people take your education and flee the country. Then you start attaching strings to the education, like a requirement to remain in your country for 8 years practicing medicine after medical school. And now look, you've dehumanized doctors and have the emmigration policies of Cuba.Originally posted by: JSt0rm01
It costs $1000 because they know they aren't going to pay. So 10x1000=10000 1 person pays you get $100 per person considering the people who dont pay. With uhc we won't have this problem and we should demand prices go down. Nobody wants to believe thaqt this is true or wants to believe that this would work but it will.