For clarification, I hate insurance of all kind but believe it's a necessary evil that could be adjusted.
All of the countries not in grey disagree on the "necessary" part: Clicky
That doesn't contradict my statement. I'm referring to the concept of insurance, not particularly in one instance. Not everyone has to participate in insurance to make it necessary. There just has to be a source of money available. That source can easily come from a percentage of the population and not 100% of the population. This is why I argued if a person is likely to use it, then that person needs to pay as well. Since health affects everyone, then everyone should be putting money into the pot.
You mean like the National Health Service? That's why it's called single payer healthcare. Cuz everyone puts money into one big pot.
Or are you saying those who can't afford to contribute as much as you should be left to die? 'Cause that's kind of the only alternative.
Edited, Jun 30th 2012 11:03pm by Nilatai