Ok, let every state run it's healthcare separately. Now even the largest states have approximately the same number of people as countries like the UK, France, Germany etc. problem/logic solved.
fadedsteve wrote:Sure, say you have a party of 6, and you seat them on the floor. On the other hand, you could have 25 people, chances are you are going to have to pay a private dinning room fee for the bigger party. Chances are if you have more people, that means MORE PEOPLE are going to have to tend (ie more labor) to the larger party.
Bubbalo wrote:So you're telling me that if 5 people go to a restaurant it'll cost them a set amount, but if 6 people go the restaurant will charge them more?
Further, you're telling me that you can't give me the numbers, I'll just have to take your word for it?
Trust me, I work as bartender in a 4 star restaurant. Having more people in a party COSTS MORE MONEY! There are different menus (=different health plans), which could increase/decrease the meal cost (health pricing plan) depending on food preference (health needs). . . .
Different health needs cost different prices. . . So saying everyone will be paying costs reletive to someone getting "just" a check up, will obviously cost different than someone getting an MRI!! The cost for a "blanket" plan will need to encompase ALL possible health issues (ie surgery, regular checkups, emergency visits etc.) ALL THAT WILL COST A SHITLOAD IN COVERAGE. That is of course you are providing ADAQUATE coverage for the average American, cause after all dont you want the best for your citizens. . . .
btw this is getting rediculous lol
Oh, btw, personally I don't see the US being able to afford a free national health service unless the number of subscription drugs is drastically reduced. I read some time ago that on average each American is on 3 prescription drugs at any one time either in Scientific American or New Scientist.