View Poll Results: What is your preferred healthcare system?

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  • Single Payer

    7 25.93%
  • British Style NHS

    3 11.11%
  • Public Option

    1 3.70%
  • Affordable Care Act

    0 0%
  • Medisave (Singapore)

    1 3.70%
  • Private system

    9 33.33%
  • Other

    6 22.22%
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    Preferred healthcare system

    Single payer- Government pays for healthcare, rather than private insurers, like in Canada. Healthcare is guaranteed as a right.

    British style NHS- Healthcare is treated as a right, but private companies can operate through the public system.

    Public Option- Healthcare is a right, but a private healthcare industry also exists, separate from the public system.

    Affordable Care Act- What we have now, with the individual mandate and whatnot

    Medisave (Singapore)- Healthcare is not free, but costs are reduced, and compulsory saving accounts allow citizens to save money for healthcare.

    Private system- Little to no government intervention in healthcare.


    I personally prefer public option style healthcare myself, although NHS and single payer would be preferable to other systems.
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    Re: Preferred healthcare system

    Quote Originally Posted by SocialDemocrat View Post
    Single payer- Total government healthcare, like in Canada. Private healthcare is prohibited, and healthcare is guaranteed as a right.

    British style NHS- Healthcare is treated as a right, but private companies can operate through the public system.

    Public Option- Healthcare is a right, but a private healthcare industry also exists, separate from the public system.

    Affordable Care Act- What we have now, with the individual mandate and whatnot

    Medisave (Singapore)- Healthcare is not free, but costs are reduced, and compulsory saving accounts allow citizens to save money for healthcare.

    Private system- Little to no government intervention in healthcare.


    I personally prefer public option style healthcare myself, although NHS and single payer would be preferrable
    Well...

    Single payer- Total government healthcare
    That is a myth.

    Only the UK has a totaly government controled social health care system.

    All other countries with social health care allow private healthcare.

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    Re: Preferred healthcare system

    Quote Originally Posted by The German View Post
    Well...



    That is a myth.

    Only the UK has a totaly government controled social health care system.

    All other countries with social health care allow private healthcare.
    Apologies, this has been edited.

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    Re: Preferred healthcare system

    as an individual, i prefer private... but not the faux-private healthcare market we have now where we have no clue what the price or cost of anything actually is... a real private market.... transactions between doctors and patients


    i'm open to a system to aid the poorest among us, though.

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    Re: Preferred healthcare system

    Quote Originally Posted by SocialDemocrat View Post
    Single payer- Government pays for healthcare, rather than private insurers, like in Canada. Healthcare is guaranteed as a right.

    British style NHS- Healthcare is treated as a right, but private companies can operate through the public system.

    Public Option- Healthcare is a right, but a private healthcare industry also exists, separate from the public system.

    Affordable Care Act- What we have now, with the individual mandate and whatnot

    Medisave (Singapore)- Healthcare is not free, but costs are reduced, and compulsory saving accounts allow citizens to save money for healthcare.

    Private system- Little to no government intervention in healthcare.


    I personally prefer public option style healthcare myself, although NHS and single payer would be preferable to other systems.
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    Re: Preferred healthcare system

    Quote Originally Posted by The German View Post
    Well...



    That is a myth.

    Only the UK has a totaly government controled social health care system.

    All other countries with social health care allow private healthcare.
    Britain has a small private healthcare market, (10-12%) Parallel to the universal NHS service, and the current government is contracting out NHS provision to private providers at an unprecedented rate, currently 70% of new contracts.
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    Re: Preferred healthcare system

    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    single payer
    What exactly do you see as the benefits of prohibiting a private health insurance system and requiring all people to use public health insurance? Wouldn't a system allowing for people to sign up for private insurers if they so choose to be more efficient for the public sector?

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    Re: Preferred healthcare system

    Quote Originally Posted by SocialDemocrat View Post
    Single payer- Government pays for healthcare, rather than private insurers, like in Canada. Healthcare is guaranteed as a right.

    British style NHS- Healthcare is treated as a right, but private companies can operate through the public system.

    Public Option- Healthcare is a right, but a private healthcare industry also exists, separate from the public system.

    Affordable Care Act- What we have now, with the individual mandate and whatnot

    Medisave (Singapore)- Healthcare is not free, but costs are reduced, and compulsory saving accounts allow citizens to save money for healthcare.

    Private system- Little to no government intervention in healthcare.


    I personally prefer public option style healthcare myself, although NHS and single payer would be preferable to other systems.
    Your description of Singapore's system is inadequate. In addition to Medisave (which requires everyone to save between 6% & 9% of their income which can only be spent on health care) there is also MediFund (which pays for health care for the poor) and Medi-Shield, which is a govt funded health insurance program. The govt pays for more than 30% of all health care, 70% of the population gets it's health care from the govt-run system, more than half its' hospitals are owned by the govt and the govt controls prices by limiting what equipment hospitals can buy and how many doctors there are.
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    the vast majority of folks that need healthcare are on Medicare.. both rich and poor..

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    Re: Preferred healthcare system

    Quote Originally Posted by SocialDemocrat View Post
    Single payer- Government pays for healthcare, rather than private insurers, like in Canada. Healthcare is guaranteed as a right.

    British style NHS- Healthcare is treated as a right, but private companies can operate through the public system.

    Public Option- Healthcare is a right, but a private healthcare industry also exists, separate from the public system.

    Affordable Care Act- What we have now, with the individual mandate and whatnot

    Medisave (Singapore)- Healthcare is not free, but costs are reduced, and compulsory saving accounts allow citizens to save money for healthcare.

    Private system- Little to no government intervention in healthcare.


    I personally prefer public option style healthcare myself, although NHS and single payer would be preferable to other systems.
    Private, with some tweaks.

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    Re: Preferred healthcare system

    Universal Healthcare (public healthcare but private options are allowed, dooh... freedom). The same as it is in all of Europe.

    Public healthcare = state hospitals and you are insured by the state through taxes.
    Private healthcare = you can buy health insurance from insurance companies and you can go to private hospitals if you want to.

    Lets have both. As it is in Europe...

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