A lot of people get the impression that health care is expensive. Yes, it is, but it’s not all out of your pocket. We can reduce some of the burden on the system by getting health insurance.
It is true that health care isn’t necessarily a zero sum game. Insurance companies are not able to recoup the cost of insuring a person who’s sick. However, most health insurance plans allow you to choose coverage that covers the most expensive type of illness, which is why many people choose to have health insurance with a big deductible.
In Canada, where nearly every province and territory has a health system, there are huge reductions in hospital costs that are achieved by expanding the coverage of health insurance. But even the most-expensive health insurance plans will still be cheaper than what doctors can charge for medical treatment. The reason for this is that the cost of health care is determined by the number of people that need treatment, not the number of visits. We can therefore reduce the cost of health care by increasing our coverage.
As you can see from how health care is actually set up in most countries around the world, it’s not as simple as you think.
Most health care systems try to ration care, or ration care by age or sex to try and control costs. But as I wrote in my previous blog post about the health care system in the UK, this is not a good approach. Instead, health care is set up to support the sickest and most expensive patients. People with the most severe conditions and the most expensive treatments are given priority.
Hunter’s health care actually isn’t set up this way, but that is because there are some people that are more likely to get sick on a regular basis than others. For example, I know that I have a lot of risk factors for cancer, so I really should be getting special care. But I do because I’m the only one that can afford to.
Hunters health care is also pretty crappy, to be honest. The first thing it does is basically give the people who are most likely to get sick special coverage through insurance companies. But it still has a lot of the same problems. A hunter is not required to pay for his or her health care because the insurance company will cover it without paying for it. To put it in another way, the insurance companies are allowed to keep their profits by charging more for things that aren’t really needed.
The insurance companies are still not allowed to charge any of the people in Wichita the same rate in any other city. And they can charge the people in Wichita the same rate for things that are. They can’t charge any of the people in Wichita the same rate for the same things that are in Wichita, and they can’t charge any of the people in Wichita the same rate for the same things that are in Wichita. This is not because they want to.
When I mentioned to the developers that they could charge more for things that arent really needed, they did it in a way that made the developers feel guilty about that. I didn’t really see the point of doing something like that in the early games.