Posted by SLS on June 29, 2012, at 6:16:49
In reply to health system, posted by ert on June 28, 2012, at 12:56:28
> in some countries in Europe the mandatory health insurance was some kind of a little revolution.
> What it means is that if somebody can not afford it the government has to pay the bill partly or completely for basic medical coverage.
> The government and the insurances will then try to put down costs or make pressure to reduce costs in hospitals if possible.
It is too bad that your thread did not attract the participation of those posters who have been engaged in a similar debate regarding these issues currently being discussed on the Medication board. That thread really should be redirected to here.
I agree with you that the cost of health care is inflated, and that this is perhaps the greatest burden upon society. I think that there should be very close oversight and supervision of the mechanics of the system in order to mitigate waste, reduce the pricing of materials, and reign-in unjustified service fees. Tort reform and the reduction of malpractice insurance rates would be helpful as well.
Some see things as they are and ask why.
I dream of things that never were and ask why not.
- George Bernard Shaw