Saturday, December 22, 2007

Answer: the Profits!

Yesterday I gave two examples of the impact of single-payer:
  • Decisions will be more in the hands of medical teams, referring to the 17-year old girl who died the night before
  • Common sense will still apply regarding medical and economic factors
So ... if economic factors still apply, then what is the difference in what we will have with single-payer national health insurance.?

: profits will not influence decision-making!

By having non-profit national health insurance we will no longer have people in private health insurance companies making decisions partly based these topics:
  • their bonus checks in their income and
  • how well their company performs in terms of its profits and its stock market price

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