We all know the meme, “Government wants to take over health care and get between you and your doctor”, and we all know it’s not that simple. In fact the UK system is quite simple. They have guaranteed healthcare for all but you can still get health insurance if you are dissatisfied will the governments system.
In the United Kingdom, both emergency care and standard physician services are guaranteed for all. Then why do they still have Health Insurance?
There is a grain of truth to the threats of long waiting times for medical procedures under government run health insurance and it typically doesn’t cover “elective” procedures. This is where health insurance fills in for the governments deficiencies.
For example, an athletic sixty year-old might purchase insurance to cover procedures like hip replacement or optical laser surgery that might be neglected in a government insurance plan. We can all be sure that the insurance companies will be quite adept at pointing out these gaps in coverage.
Why haven’t we heard this argument from the Dems? Either they think its a nuance too complicated for our feeble brains to understand or (much worse) they think we might.