Andrea (dancing_kumquat) wrote in manhattachester,
Andrea
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Anybody?

*pokes fellow parliment members*

Hellooo? Anyone there?

*crickets chirping*

I have a question if any of you are around *waves at Grey and Pepperland*

How does our medical care work? Privatized? Public?
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Hi :D *waves back*

I don't know. I think it should be public, but I'm not informed enough about it to make a decision. What are the differences? (Besides the obvious.)
Well it's public here in Canada so I can give you the info on that, for more complete info we need someone else.

Health Care is paid by taxes, so they are a bit higher then they would be if it were private. Personally I think that doesn't really matter because you would need to pay some kind of medical fee. Essentially anyone can just walk in and get free medical attention. Some cons about it is that people feel they are paying for the free loaders who cheat of their taxes or have to pay lower amounts because of lower wages. Then of course there are government cut backs and such.
Is it possible that it can be both? For example, there can be private hospitals for those who can afford it (i.e. they earn more), and free hospitals for those whose income is below a certain mark. That's how we have it here, I think.
Ya we have a few around here as well (I think).
I support the idea of public in theory, but living in the US with private, I have very little knowledge of how it works in reality. If we can provide high quality public healthcare, I'm all for it! Privitization does cater to the wealthy, so I'm not really in favor of that, but I realize that governments cannot always afford to provide high quality public heathcare and privitization may be neccesary
Well here's what I know about public health care in Canada.

Health Care is paid by taxes, so they are a bit higher then they would be if it were private. Some cons about it is that people feel they are paying for the free loaders who cheat of their taxes or have to pay lower amounts because of lower wages. Then of course there are government cut backs and such.

Pros are that essentially anyone can just walk in and get free medical attention. If you get hit by a bus, break your arm, or just get an allergic reaction you can go to any doctor make (with an appointment) and they'll do what ever they need to free of charge.
pleasepleaseplease public! Australia has a great public systrem which is becoming increasingly focused on the private ....