Posted by Bennie Sue (126.96.36.199) on September 08, 2000 at 07:18:54:
In Reply to: No I don't t think ... posted by Geo on September 08, 2000 at 01:00:39:
there is also the problem of referral. A good doctor presented with a strange set of symptoms should consult with other doctors to find out where to send you for treatment.
But if what I have heard is true, this referral business can cost a doctor a lot of money. He can "get in trouble" with the people he works for.
Correct me if I am wrong about this.
It seems to me the government wants to make medical treatment affordable to more people, but all the schemes they have thought so far up actually work more against the patients and the doctors than the old system of non interference.
In my opinion NOBODY should have to lack needed medical treatment - not innocent, poor children, not oldsters who have worked and paid taxes all their lives, not young people starting out in low-paying jobs.
I have no plan to solve this dilemma but I would surely vote for someone who did propose a fair and workable plan - for humanitarian reasons and because a healthy society is a productive one providing jobs, goods and services for everyone.
Post a Followup