To meet budget targets, governments reduce payments to providers and to buy equipment. This reduces the supply of people willing to provide health care services (doctors, nurses, medical staff and support) and the supply of equipment (hospital beds, diagnostic tools, etc.). Shortages develop, and those who are sick or injured, suffer.This point bears repeating: Coverage does not equal care.
They find themselves with health care coverage, but without health care.
Monday, August 3, 2009
Why A Public Plan Will Not Work (In 62 Words)
Amy Ridenour explains, "Why a Public Health Care System Does Not Work (in Only 62 Words)":