Name one anywhere in the world that has the same population numbers and demographics as the US.
This one is like deja vu all over again.
Your point doesn't diminish the fact that they do exist, seem to do a better job on many parameters than we do - and it makes little sense to me to dismiss them out of hand. Just maybe we could learn something from them -
Its called competition and supply and demand. Costs can be reduced by placing caps on tort law settlements.
The government role should be in creating competition by promoting and (yes I say) funding education expenses for medical personnel. Government could also do a lot in reducing red tape and useless regulations.
t I think we need are government price controls on services -
You should really research why the costs are so high. Malpractice insurance is a biggie. As is all the paperwork for insurance and governmental intrusion.
From healthline.com - The ratio of doctors to other healthcare workers is now 1:16, up from 1:14 two decades ago. Of those 16 workers for every doctor, only six are involved in caring for patients?nurses and home health aids, for example. The other 10 are in purely administrative roles.
"The other 10 are in purely administrative roles."
Largely attributable to GOBERMENT's involvement in our healthcare system.?
Good lord, no. It has to do with the fact that hospital networks operate like small cities and need everything from janitorial, food service, security, A/P, A/R, management, marketing, PR, communications, HR, procurement, I could keep going on.
Does anyone here seriously think the GOBERMENT can do anything more efficiently and more cost effectively?
I never heard my father, a die-hard Republican, a serious bill watcher and critic, complain about Medicare. Why are there so few complaints generally, and why is this apparent non-capitalist health "care" program okay with Republicans while a universal program not?
Why doesn't regular health insurance have supplemental insurance to assist with costs? Or is there one to help with the high deductibles?
AMDG --- 2 days ago - quote - hide comments Emp - the main part of single payer systems that I think we need are government price controls on services -
Gov't controls of prices don't work. They tried that in Obamacare and it's dying. If a company can't make a profit then they won't provide the care. What we really need is a free market competition type of care where companies have to compete for your business. Gov't intervention never works.
If you are really interested in a single payer system provided by the gov't maybe you should look at the VA Hospital system. That's a single payer system. Guys are dying waiting for care. Are you sure you want to get the gov't involved?
maybe you should look at the VA Hospital system. That's a single payer system. Guys are dying waiting for care. Are you sure you want to get the gov't involved?
Again, why does government sponsored care work in Medicare but not VA care? I believe VA hospital care is only for VA's..so the audience is limited to VA's who by sheer numbers are not going to be enough to force change or support costs. A vet with $$$, or a job, will probably opt for care beyond the VA sponsored hospital sites....correct?
Again, why does government sponsored care work in Medicare but not VA care?
Because the VA hospitals are gov't run....owned by the gov't. You really don't want this kind of care. Medicare pays your own doctor. Once the gov't is the only game in town watch what happens to the rules. When the gov't gets involved the rules will change. Look at what the gov't did in Great Britain with that sick baby.
I believe VA hospital care is only for VA's..so the audience is limited to VA's who by sheer numbers are not going to be enough to force change or support costs. A vet with $$$, or a job, will probably opt for care beyond the VA sponsored hospital sites....correct??
You missed what I was saying. The VA is a type of single payer and guys are dying waiting to get care. The veterans are just a small group compared to the general population. If the gov't can't take care of a small group how will they be able to handle the general population.