Should health care depend on ability to pay?

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Should the relative quality of health care depend on a patient's ability to pay?

  1. Yes, it's fine for richer people to get better health care.

    7 vote(s)
    41.2%
  2. No, no one should be deprived health care because their poor.

    10 vote(s)
    58.8%
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    In another thread, we were talking about mixing private and public health care schemes. The problem with this approach, in the view of some, is that it allows richer patients to get better care, and subsequently condemns poor patients to the lower quality care. Thus the poll.

    And yes, I misspelled a word in the poll questions, that I now cannot edit. Sue me.
     
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    It does depend on the ability to pay. You dont get the service of others without compensating them. Someone is free to take care of their health and do it on their own or look for a charitable doctor to handle the service if they can not afford to pay.

    But you can not procure someons services for nothing, or expect that they perform services without compensation.

    It's that simple.
     
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    Our current system DOES depend on your ability to pay.

    Yes, its true that the Reagan's SOCIALIST EMTALA gives free health care in our emergency rooms but only to a point. Its also true that Reagan's SOCIALIST EMTALA illegals get free care, free baby delivery, free abortions.

    But, what you get for free might be only "stabilization" and then you're told to 'see your regular doctor' for follow up. Mittens did NOT know it but what that often means is, 'go home and die quietly'.

    If you do have health insurance, that insurance company decides who gets treatment and who does not.

    I would have though you would already know these things.

    In answer to your questions:

    In other countries, 'no one is deprived health care because they are poor'.

    In the US, 'rich people get better care'.
     
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    Hmm... not sure how that answers my questions, or even what you're trying to say, but I'll assume you answered "No".
     
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    Yes.
     
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    Not gonna follow you around and around in circles again because you don't make sense and you ignore what is written.

    Read the very first line of my reply.

    I did not vote in your poll because its senseless. It makes more sense to deal with reality and the reality in the US is that health care, the degree and the quality, depends on how much money you have. Period.
     
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    Hmmm - I just looked at the votes - three have voted that "it's fine for richer people to get better health care".

    Then why do rw's like Reagan's SOCIALIST free care for the poor that the rich have to pay for?
     
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    You mean this?
    The question is whether it should be that way, or not. Whether it is that way currently is irrelevant. You seem confused.
     
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    The one's who do are idiots, like Reagan was for signing the bill. Like you are for supporting corporatists.
     
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    Should richer people drive nicer cars, wear better clothes, live in better homes? Sure if they pay their own way, why not?
     
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