if so does that mean that doctors' salaries will decrease? private practice and hospitals.
what is the likelihood of this happening?
Most Helpful Guy
I think a model with partial reimbursement of your medical costs (for example 80% paid by the state, 20% by you) is the best system. It makes medical care affordable.
In Belgium we have such system but there are 2 main issues which need to be tackled or things go wrong:
1) Avoid that a doctor can charge much more than the standard amount, for his services (call it working hours).
2) Avoid excessively expensive brand medication. Very often, the branded version of a medicine is 3 times more expensive than the "generic" variant, with the same content. The state medical insurance will cover a fixed amount only so the more expensive the medication, the more expensive for the patient. Or if not, your system becomes too expensive :-(1
Most Helpful Girl
It depends who gets elected and if congress decides to stop being a bunch of ridiculous old men.1