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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 financed so that everyone has access?

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    Isn't the purpose of health insurance to pay the major portion of medical treatment?

    Yes, there should be limits on the amount of health care provided. However, there should be no limits on the quality of health care.

    The next question is loaded! Rationing implies that a governmental body sets rules that apply to everyone regardless of age, life expectancy, and quality of life. Today, families, doctors, and patients agonize over how much care to provide to terminally ill patients. Most people believe the quality of life is just as important as prolonging life indefinitel. Tough decisions! Please read this article to help you form your opinion.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/19/magazine/19healthcare-t.html

    I strongly believe that all health care should be financed by taxes paid by everyone. We taxpayers provide free education for children through high school. We also pay for roads, defense, police and fire protection, government, and public parks. Shouldn't we also pay for our citizens medical care?

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    Aren't healthy citizens as important as educated citizens? Aren't healthy citizens as important as being safe from criminals and fire?

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