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costs of public vs private
Authored by: YurtGuppy on Monday, July 02 2012 @ 10:58 AM EDT
"Because it is so administered the profit element is removed and the
'premium' is a lot lower than an insurance industry premium."

Maybe.

I agree with your rationale that not requiring a profit element means a certain
efficiency.

But the existence of that profit element is what drives the search for
efficiencies. A public organization can easily fall into it's own
inefficiencies and lose the advantage.



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a small fish in an even smaller pond

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All of this highlights something not addressed
Authored by: Anonymous on Monday, July 02 2012 @ 02:58 PM EDT
In those countries where everything is paid for by the government, there are
huge delays in getting service.

The same thing happens in the US with people under Veterans Administration or
HMO care.

Yes, it seems to be cheap, but people literally die while waiting for the more
expensive care.

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