Discussion in 'Healthcare/Insurance/Govt Healthcare' started by debbiedowner, Jul 17, 2019.
You just derailed your own thread!
What a downer ....
Your post leads me to believe you know zilch about health insurance in the United States of America.
Under 65 'products'???
That's why I use the id debbiedowner.
Are you asking what an under 65 product is? Individual insurance plans for one under 65 years of age.
Oh, I thought it meant...never mind.
Loaded terminology like "Look, a Republican! That means you should believe him!"?
At what point in the last hundred or so years has the American healthcare system been a free market system, that he's declaring "free markets have failed"? Seems to me that, to the extent that the healthcare system has failed, it's done so because of government interference, not because of market forces.
From your own "Look, I'm right because I found someone to agree with me!" link:
"To work well, markets require educated consumers, cost-responsive demand and, most importantly, choice."
Yes, and the main reason we haven't had those, and thus have not had a free-market system, would be the government and its meddling.
His argument that healthcare can't operate as a free market system because people don't have medical degrees is nonsense. People make market choices about all manner of things they aren't extensively educated about every day. At no point in our history have people had more access to the information they need than now, and "people are stupid and need politicians to care for them like the dumb sheep they are" is not a convincing argument. How many of those politicians know any more about medicine than I do?
As usual, DebbieDumber, your attempt to be "right" for any reason other than actually having an argument has failed.
"Look, a distraction!"
There are a lot of alternatives, but you're so ecstatic over the idea of getting even more of your pathetic life run for you out of other people's pockets that you don't want to hear it.
Yup. That's because doctors have to carefully balance their patient mix between government payers and private payers in order to make sure they get enough from private payers to cover their expenses.
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