Should be Economics 101 to any Freeper!
Anything subsidized, which removes market forces, will become not only more expensive, but GREATLY more expensive.
A safer and much cheaper plan would be ONLY catastrophic insurance to cover, and here an honest discussion could take place, anything over 5%, 10%, 50%, 75% of your yearly income.
Once an appropriate number is agreed to, market forces would work at suppressing costs below that target number.
If you don’t have skin in the game (dangerous statement given our president) you do not pay as much attention to costs.
Just in the last month we went over 2 dentist bills only to discover that the 2 separate dentists had agreed to the insurance reimbursement for a covered procedure per their contract, then proceeded to charge us $230 and $260 more than they had agreed upon.
We had to do our own analysis as even our Insurance provider (which, believe it or not, my wife works for) could not figure out what the hell the dentists were doing.
Seems this is the racket they are all playing hoping people will just pay and not question so they end up with way more money than the procedure was to have cost.
Both dentists admitted their “ERROR” and have refunded the over charge but I guarantee you the vast majority of their other patients are being gouged by this practice.
CHECK EVERY BILL like you are paying for it, because you are regardless of insurance coverage.
The NHS was created out of the ideal that good
healthcare should be available to all, regardless
of wealth. When it was launched by the then
minister of health, Aneurin Bevan, on July 5
1948, it was based on three core principles:
that it meet the needs of everyone
that it be free at the point of delivery
that it be based on clinical need, not ability
‘Free at the point of delivery’. Has there ever been an instance of more colossal ignorance?