Most HDHPs encourage preventative care by offering 100% paid-for well-visits. It’s everything else that has a coinsurance of 10-30%, making you think.
Sure, that is an idea, we could cut some costs by illegalizing technology which the government thinks doesn’t work.
But, if the issue is the technologies that don’t work, why do care if they are only accessible to people who can afford it?
Do you agree with my basic assumptions; that costs will rise indefinitely unless either technology is made illegal or selling health care is illegal?
The fact of the matter is that in the U.S – nobody gets refused medical treatment based on inability to pay – so you might end up bankrupt – but you will be alive. As opposed to Canada – where you have the right to universal healthcare – but by the time you get it – you might be dead. I personally know of numerous cases where (in addition to the one I mentioned earlier ) where people were told they had to wait months until they could obtain critical care of operations. My uncle in Toronto needed quadruple bypass – luckily he was a dual US citizen. A friends husband needed brain surgery – same story. So while agree that in theory it is nice to offer universal healthcare – the reality is that people come from all over the world to the United States -not to Canada for the best health care and if we implement the same policies as Canada – the quality and accessability to care will suffer.