Originally Posted by BBII
Good luck with that system built on all-volunteer Doctors, Nurses, Scientists, and Technologists.
Personal interest (profit motive) drives all of them. It drives everyone. Even when you don't like it.
The real problem is cost. Overinsurance and it's Tragedy of the Commons effect on the market only help to make it worse.
Single Payer's only solution is price control and rationing, with the side effects of disincentive and stagnation.
Private Pay's only solution is means. with the side effect of significant disparity.
Tragedy of the Commons does not apply. Medical treatment is not a limited resource. Use a graduated, progressive single payer system combined with a strong, health care education system. Like I said, there can be no perfect system. Disease happens. People die.