DP Daily Prompts: Right to Health
Is access to medical care something that governments should provide, or is it better left to the private sector? Are there drawbacks to your choice?
I’m used to the medical care provided by the government and I know I’m paying for the care the government provides.
I have no knowledge how the private sector works, I’m also concerned what kind of health care it will provide. There is also the fear of paying more and getting less.
The physicians now a days seem to be charging higher fees for the same type of care and also there is no restriction how much they can charge. It’s the patients who suffer.
Whereas the government controls the fees a certain physician can charge, the private sector does not.
Besides if a patient is unable to pay the government takes care of it, otherwise the physicians refuse to look after a patient if he/she does not have proper insurance. There has been occasions when a patient is left to die because of inadequate coverage by the insurance company.