I pay out of pocket. No premiums to support the insurance industry. I see the doc, I pay the doc. I need a drug, I buy a drug.
Au contraire mon frere.
I despise Socialism of any sort.
The irony is that it will take a Socialist type of move to fix the problems that the so-called free market has created.
I would contend that such policies as social security and welfare contribute as much to economic woes as do corporate bailouts and the like. They promote the concept that the individual is incapable of taking care of oneself.
Well, so does having health insurance, but I sure do want that....
Here's a question for you- why do you think the cost of healthcare is beyond the reach of most folks?
Wow, you really do walk your talk!
I get insurance through my job, so at least the government is not paying for it. I think people with insurance run to the doctor too quickly these days, which increases costs across the board. They want to see a doctor for each scrape, sniffle, or sneeze.
The cost of healthcare is high for many reasons, such as liability, technology, liability, greed, uninsured patients who do not pay their share, liability, over-specialization, liability, pharmaceutical companies, and oh, yea, did I mention liability?