Right to health…Is access to medical care something that governments should provide, or is it better left to the private sector? Are there drawbacks to your choice?
Australia has free health care with Medicare…well free when you’re somewhere that bulk bills and thankfully that happens in Country Town 2.0 and a number of specialists visit Country Town 2.0 on a regular basis, not that I’ve needed any of them (touch wood for the future).
But honestly if it was all left to the private sector country people would suffer. I can’t imagine all these specialists that visit Country Town 2.0 would come as often if it was all privatised…gee if I had to pay the cost for them to travel to me it would be obscene as it is if I had to travel to a bigger town to see them.
Plus…they couldn’t be full based in a small country town…it wouldn’t be cost effective.