Okay, I’m’a need some edimification here.
What’s the big deal with socialised medicine? Seriously. Why is it a bad thing? Are you seriously THAT preoccupied with the redistribution of wealth?
If you pay private insurance premiums for health insurance, you’re basically playing a betting game – the insurance company is betting you’re going to live a long, healthy life, and you’re betting you’re not. You’re betting on your own infirmity. And not only that, if you *do* turn out to be right, you have to, in your own illness and infirmity, PROVE to your health insurance company that you are ACTUALLY infirm, and that the coverage you signed up for and have been paying through the nose for is ACTUALLY includes the type of infirmity you have. It’s way easier if you just do something easy like lose a finger.
So, what you’re saying is that you would rather pay outrageous premiums out of your own pocket for sketchy coverage that sometimes doesn’t apply at the hospital/doctor of your choosing, rather than have a nominal amount of your tax dollars do that for you, in such a way that you *always* qualify for whatever care you need and/or want (with the exception of elective surgeries that most health insurance doesn’t cover anyway).
I don’t understand you. I really don’t.
The only argument I get here is when people say they want the government not to tax anyone, for any reason. I think that’s unreasonable and unworkable, but that’s because I can’t conceive of a government that runs a country *for free*, because if there’re no taxes, who is going to pay your government?
Anyway, I’ve sidetracked myself again.
The point is, I don’t get you.
The graphic below (an infographic showing the correlation between national health care spending and average life expectancy) boggles the mind *even further*. Infographic yoinked from BoingBoing