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The Libertarian (non) Plan for Healthcare
Our medical costs are high because a lot of the people getting free care are overindulging. If you don’t pay for someone’s time and efforts, you probably won’t respect it.
Jeff, I would like to invite you to come down to Philadelphia, and visit the clinic where my wife works.
Have you ever had to wait to see the doctor? How about having an appointment but waiting 3 hours because the clinic is overworked and understaffed?
Healthcare costs insane prices. Medical costs are high because there is no regulation, whether government or social.
In some cases they are high because the government requires certain things. In other cases they are high because of anti-competitiveness.
But I will tell you what, the one reason health care is NOT high is because “a lot of people” (implying poor people) are “overindulging.”
Healthcare for the poor sucks. I don’t think it will necessarily suck less if we have a universal government mandated program, but I think it would suck less if we had less malpractice insanity and less anti-competitive protectionism of drugs the research of which was often funded by tax-payer dollars.
Come down to South East Health Center, where most of the patients are undocumented immigrants and yes, they get free care, but you won’t enjoy the experience, and you won’t want to come back, much less “over-indulge.”
My wife could be making twice as much if she worked at a private practice, but she wants to help those in the most need, so she finds herself consistently stressed out, overworked, and undervalued. Our healthcare system causes this by providing no incentive financial or otherwise for people to assist those in the most dire need.
You may be right about your lawyering experience, but you are flat wrong about the health care reference and should check yourself before writing shit that is flat wrong.
Sorry to be a bit hostile, but this has got me a bit irked.