- Aug 3, 2009
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- San Francisco Bay Area
Q. How would he knowSeems to work pretty good for illegals.So you think people will go to the doctor or ER and spend hours sitting there so they can be poked with needles and be told a lot of stuff they don't want to hear just because there's little or no cost.No kidding, what a dumbass analogy.That argument is made often, mostly by people that do not utilize healthcare services or their brain a lot. Theory goes something like this: If we make movies, ice cream, and candy free, their will be huge lines with long waits for these free products. Thus, the same thing will happen with healthcareYep, just wait until it's "free" for everyone, that 6 month wait time will become 9 months for anything.The poor are screwed in the US now. Wait times to see specialists under Medicaid can easy run 6 months or more. Doctors tell patients they can't take any more new Medicaid patients at this time and it doesn't matter how serious the illness or how sick you are.
The success of single payer depends on how much money the country wants to spend on healthcare. Canada purposely keeps utilization rates high to keep costs down. That mean long waits times for some specialized care.
However, unlike the US, Canada does use a triage system in which the most serious cases get shorter wait times. We solve that problem in the US with those majestic words, "cash payment".
The difference of course is that people love movies, ice cream, and candy but hate going to doctors, hospitals, and dentists. They go because they feel they have to go, not because they want to.
Following your line of reason, if we made burials and cremations free, the bodies would be stacked up at funeral homes in order to take advantage of the free service.
A. Trump told him.