[QUOTE=Warfish;4248121]But lets no be naiave here. Any time a IJF type posts an article of Healthcare, their political aims are clear. They want single-payor, Govt. paid, tax-payer-funded Universal Healthcare, and a system that prioritizes based on their political and sociological ideology policies first. To them, there is no evil greater than a rich man getting a treatement ahead of a pennliness homeless man. It's the biggest reason I don't trust Govt. Healthcare, because we have a Govt. who I wouldn't trust not to put political-based rationing into place within it, like say, african amercians come first in any equal situation, as a form of social justice and reparation. You know, like public college is now almost universally in their admissions.[/QUOTE]
I agree on the overuse of technology and pharma, and the reality is that is often because of gov't guidlines which frame insurance reimbursement (and also the aforementioned desire to cover ones arse in case of a lawsuit by doctors using every test available to prove they did everything possible).
But the reality is in the Canadians who cross the border to pay cash for procedures and surgery because they are on a 5 year waiting list. Or the Irish who pay for private insurance for the same reason. Or the British men who don't receive treatment for prostate cancer because it was diagnosed too early.