Originally Posted by AemJeff
You think so?
Yes. If you are willing to forgo more of your earnings to prepare for the day that you will be ill, than your neighbor is, then the day you get ill you should get better treatment. If you don't agree with this, you involuntarily push people to stop planning for the future and to rely entirely on third-party benevolence. In essence, medical decisions get taken away from individuals who surrender themselves to whoever is paying for them, insurance companies or the govt or whatever scheme is set up.