Dear Goofyhoofy...Thank you...Some how people believe that the free market is made up of individuals who will all do what is the right thing to do...As one CEO of a local hospital said, inregards to an abestos lawsuit..."I monitor travel expenses closer than I do potential abestos liablity...travel expenses cost me more..."But abestos kills people....three of his hosptials employees at this point..."Travel expenses never killed anyone...Under a free market system what kind of treatment would one get if one could not pay for it....Very simple, none. Man does not do anything unless forced and or rewarded. One can complain about government bureaucrats making healthcare decisions...under free markets the bureaucrat that would make healthcare decisions would be called the CEO/CFO.As in an earlier post...would EMS personnel pull over and assist someone bleeding and in need of care even if the individual could not pay for it...hey, they might...but they would also probably lose their jobs....What if the services of the police and fire department were provided through a free market system? Lets do away with local health departments and lets see how clean our restaurants stay...lets do away with OSHA...and lets see how many employers race out to protect their employees from life threatening injuries....And exactly why do healthcare professionals believe their industry would provide better services under a free market system? TAO
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