View Poll Results: What is the least fair outcome of this, and why?

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  • I do not receive those goods/services because I cannot pay

    16 38.10%
  • The doctor does not receive compensation for the goods/services he provided

    12 28.57%
  • The doctor’s other patients foot the bill for the goods/services I received

    5 11.90%
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Thread: Unfair Practices in Health Care

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    Re: Unfair Practices in Health Care

    Looking for those that chose:

    I do not receive those goods/services because I cannot pay
    Save one, I havent seen any of them explain their response...?
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    Re: Unfair Practices in Health Care

    Quote Originally Posted by Singularity View Post
    I voted for the first choice:
    That seems the least fair to me. Folks go to the doctor generally because they are sick, or there is some sort of a health emergency. Telling an individual that he/she won't be treated simply because they're unable to pay seems unreasonable to me.
    Why do you think people should receive goods and services for free?

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    Re: Unfair Practices in Health Care

    There is no fair or good outcome with the scenario offered. In a nutshell you have offered the whole moral/ethical dilemma of the healthcare debate.

    The problem is, if said patient does not have access to a primary care provider, then problem escalates and they land in the emergency room and a more deteriorated medical situation requiring more expensive intervention, which is also paid for by the taxpayer.

    Clinic visits and preventative care are much, much cheaper than ER visits and hospitalization.

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    Re: Unfair Practices in Health Care

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    There is no fair or good outcome with the scenario offered. In a nutshell you have offered the whole moral/ethical dilemma of the healthcare debate.
    Did I? Oh, how -ever- did that happen?


    The problem is, if said patient does not have access to a primary care provider, then problem escalates and they land in the emergency room and a more deteriorated medical situation requiring more expensive intervention, which is also paid for by the taxpayer.
    That doesnt create a different problem, that's the same problem (and the same choices) shifted further down the line.

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    Re: Unfair Practices in Health Care

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    Why do you think people should receive goods and services for free?
    Given the extenuating circumstance I described, the answer is: for the good of the country.

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    Re: Unfair Practices in Health Care

    Quote Originally Posted by Cassandra View Post
    Given the extenuating circumstance I described, the answer is: for the good of the country.
    So, the medical professionals should be forced to provide their goods and services for free -- for the good of the country?

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    Re: Unfair Practices in Health Care

    Quote Originally Posted by Cassandra View Post
    Given the extenuating circumstance I described, the answer is: for the good of the country.
    So, the medical professionals should be forced to provide their goods and services for free -- for the good of the country?

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    Re: Unfair Practices in Health Care

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    So, the medical professionals should be forced to provide their goods and services for free -- for the good of the country?
    I chose the first option as least fair. Taxpayers should be grateful when communicable disease is treated before it becomes wide spread. That does not mean that health professionals are unpaid. Make health care part of the Defense dept. budget and everyone will be happy!

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    Re: Unfair Practices in Health Care

    Quote Originally Posted by Cassandra View Post
    I chose the first option as least fair....
    That does not mean that health professionals are unpaid.
    So... should those goods and services be paid for by the other patients, the taxpayers, or both?

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    Re: Unfair Practices in Health Care

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    Did I? Oh, how -ever- did that happen?



    That doesnt create a different problem, that's the same problem (and the same choices) shifted further down the line.
    Do you feel that emergency rooms should be allowed to deny lifesaving care to patients without insurance?

    What about dumping? Should they be able to dump patients? Dumping is when an emergency room diverts less profitable patients to another ER. It's currently illegal.

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