Who has the health care plan for the U.S.?

Started Nov 13, 2013 | Discussions thread
57even Forum Pro • Posts: 10,866
Re: Who has the health care plan for the U.S.?

Rriley wrote:

Australia does

it allows both public and private schemes, the private having more comfort and frills and speed for urgent issues. Public is acceptable standards in public hospitals, private can go there too but also have access to private hospitals. Private is known to be a better standard of healthcare.

it has the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) to assist in the cost of drugs, where PBS 'approved' drugs are a lot cheaper (which incidentally the US want Au to get rid of as a part of a trade pact which will turn out to be worthless anyway like all the other US trade deals)

the costs come out of public revenue (tax), with a component tariff for drugs from PBS and some medical services. As everyone contributes to public revenue everyone pays a contribution to the schemes and their management whether they use it or not. If you decide to go private you pay for that, but can get concessions through tax breaks because you are not using the public purse.

PBS drugs require an over the counter contribution, but it is tiny compared to the real cost of drugs.

I think people unwilling to support their fellow citizens they have no place in having the benefits society brings. It is entirely conventional to support the sick, to assist the disabled, to be compassionate for the dying. If you cant clean the bedpans and change the sheets, then shoot them some money, thats how society works.

Durn commie!!!

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