Do you have a problem with them as well as with wiki?
The first step to "fixing" this system, is to get the govt out of it. Our healthcare is not their job. They'd like it to be, but it's not. Of course alot of what they do is not their job and that is why it all goes to hell. Hasn't anyone noticed that yet????? Nothing the govt sticks their nose in actually "works" or "helps" it's intended group. All it does is empower them more and diminish all of our rights. Is EVERYBODY asleep out there??? This ain't rocket science people.
Government should have nothing to do with health care. Health care was non existent when this country was founded. Our forefathers did not have health insurance. The idea was generated later by businessmen.
There is no such thing as health insurance as a right. In fact, that argument has never even been discussed. What is a right?
The constitution says nothing about health care as a right. The bill of rights does not address insurance of any kind as a right.
Health insurance is a personal concern and if I can't pay for it I don't get it. You do not owe me health insurance. Nor do I owe you health insurance!
This is a personal choice if you can afford it and you should not have to have it if you can afford it but choose not to have it. I may want to spend my income on something else. So I choose to go without it and take my chances. In fact, I do not have fire insurance on my home and have invested what I would have paid in fire insurance in income generating securities. Again, my choice. If my home burns down I am the one who took the chance and take personal responsibility for my choice. That is how real choice works.
The government should not force me into a contract that I would not otherwise agree to. I believe in freedom and responsibility!!!!
On another note: I have to say that you not insuring your home to save a couple hundred bucks a year is crazy. Did you know that if your house burns down as a result of a wildfire or from your neighbor’s house causing the fire they are not responsible for your losses?
What is more important than healthcare? If the country as a whole is unhealthy then nothing at all can be accomplished, including having a military which the Constitution speaks highly of having.
The definition of General is:
Affecting or concerning all or most people, places, or things; widespread
The definition of welfare is:
The health, happiness, and fortunes of a person or group.
There are hostpitals/health plans that work this way. Kaiser started out this way, as a 'pre-paid medical coverage,' and still functions this way. This has quite a few positive effects, most importantly, because the premiums directly relate to the cost of care (kaiser's hospitals are non-profit), this results in the healthplan, doctors, medical staff, etc, focusing more and more on preventative medicine, and whole body health, because cutting health care costs becomes in the primary interest of the provider. Now if only they could get OSHPD and other intrusive government regulators out of the way, they could be even more successful, and have much lower premiums.