LIFE, LIBERTY, AND THE PURSUIT OF THOSE WHO THREATEN THEM
I live in Canada. The government doesn't control my health care. I go to my doctor. My doctor, not the government, decides what treatment I need, and he bills the government on a fee for service basis. I'd rather have that than insurance bureaucrats controlling my health care.
Kate: I respectfully disagree. If the government is the sole provider of health care, then they do ultimately control your health care. You have no option; no choice. If you have no other option then there is no competition, and the government can ration services - such heart bypasses - based not on patient need but on their budget needs or their determination of the "value" of providing that service. If that is my future, I would rather keep our messy system. I can always change my insurance company, and therefore my insurance bureaucrats, if necessary; I can not change my government if I don't like the call of a government bureaucrat concerning my treatment.
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