Publically funded health care: This is not a true public system.
If you examine the 'best' health care systems in the world, they consist of a basic true socialized system, many have other subsystems that provide elite services to those who don't mind spending more.
These systems work because there is no financial incentive (you still need controls) on the benefits of disease and disease treatments.
For example, in Italy a family doctor is paid AN ANNUAL FEE per patient. The result is a direct relationship between your health and your doctors income. There is no benefit to him or her if you get sick.
In the USA (as in Canada - Canada's system is only publically funded although it is often mistaken for socialized health care) doctors, clinics and most hospitals profit from disease. In Canada for example, doctors are paid a fee per visit. This sets ups a 'merry go round' system where patients are moving from one test to another, one doctor to a specialist. More dangerous is the development of 'diseases' with no known cure or treatment. Well the rational is quite simple, if you are well, there is no income in these systems. These kinds of systems create an inverse relationship between your health and your doctors income. THIS IS VERY BAD.
THAT IS WHY IT IS IMPORTANT TO CREATE A POSITIVE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN YOUR DOCTORS INCOME AND YOUR HEALTH.
Here is a great example. A patient phoned his doctors office to make an appointment. The secretary advised the patient that the doctor took him off his list, because he had not visited the doctor in some three years. No visits no profit.
The great benefactors in a true socialized health care system, is a focus on prevention, and early treatment, with tremendous cost savings, that eventually will allow a country to spend more on other goods and services like GMC, Ford or Microsoft products.
So we can see a balance in a society between socialized systems and capitalistic system within the same society. To put this in simple terms, the eagle uses both left and right wings working together to fly.
Caesar J. B. Squitti
H. B. Commerece
(from the book " TJCC: THE LIGHT; The Rainbow of Truths")