I’d rather pay than waitWe are a litiginous society and it is costing us through the nose holes
I just read a piece on the Internet that castigates the United States because we spend 50 percent more per capita for health care than does Canada and double what Great Britain spends. So what?
United States citizens aren't required to wait in line to attain approval for medical procedures until after they have become deceased.
In the Great Northwest, we see an influx of Canadians driving the 150 or more miles to America for medical procedures that aren't readily available in Socialist Canada.
I have personally tapped my health insurance policy for many thousands more than I have paid in premiums... and never experienced a delay of more than a few days for an appointment and treatment.
From what I understand, it's true that health care is cost free in both Canada and the UK if you don't mind the inconvenience of dying while waiting for governmental approval of treatment or the related massive taxing structure.
I'd rather pay an insurer for necessary coverage and know that medical facilities will take care of my needs without approval from some remote governmental bureaucracy being run by unemployable government goobers.
I'm sure there are those who would disagree heartily with my conclusions but I would invite them to have a medical need and not realize that the health industry in this country, with all of its faults, beats any other such system on earth.
And, I hasten to add that no one in this country (documented or otherwise) is ever turned away from a hospital emergency room and denied necessary treatment(s).
I'm not against seeking some necessary changes to our medical system but let us not throw the baby out with the diaper. We have an excellent health care system that could use a little tweaking but I feel comfortable to rely upon it to keep me breathing in and out.
It seems to me that the real fault with our health care system is myriad malpractice lawsuits that are lodged daily.
Without specific knowledge, I'd be willing to bet that most doctors are paying a substantial percentage of their income and performing many unneeded tests to insure themselves against this peculiar-to-America activity.
Not too long ago (it may have changed some since) I read an article that proclaimed there are more lawyers in King County than in all of Japan.
We are a litiginous society and it is costing us through the nose holes. People are suing other people because of their personal clumsiness wherein a fall occurs.
That, in my opinion, is part of the gimmee, gimmee entitlement attitude.
My suspicion is that doctors are not nearly as prosperous as their Cadillac parked in their personal parking stall would indicate.