Posted by sarah on .
What do you see as the purpose of health insurance? Should there be limits on the amount of health care provided? If yes, what criteria should we use to ration health care? If no, how should health care be finances so that everyone has access?
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Do you think the purpose of health insurance is to cover all medical costs? Of should it only cover catastrophic costs? Or should it cover something between everything and catastrophe? What do you think?
If limits are imposed on the amount of health care provided, where would you draw the line? Should everyone have access to the top diagnostic and treatment centers in the country -- such as the Mayo Clinic and Cleveland Clinic? Under what circumstances?
As you work through these questions, remember there are no "right" answers. These are questions doctors and our legislators are debating -- and will continue to debate for a long time.
You'll gain a lot of insight into your own philosophies by thinking hard about these questions. Good luck!