Originally Posted by Stlrs4Life
You would get the same care you get today. Only change would be it would be cheaper for you. Doctors would make a little less. Regardless, the healthcare system we have now is not working.
Doctors would make less? OK, what about the astronomical cost of malpractice insurance? That has a LOT more to do with the (non) affordability of healthcare in this country than doctors' salaries do. I agree, the healthcare system in this country as it currently stands is broken and needs fixing drastically, but I don't think handing the reins over to the government is the answer. I think it should be approached with the mindset of controlling and then gradually reducing costs, without compromising the quality of care, and I don't think the socialization of healthcare will fill that bill - look at how many billions of dollars a year Medicare is defrauded out of, as an example. When it comes to controlling/reducing costs in any industry, the federal government should be the last party involved.