“Wrong, dutch. The Swiss all have health insurance AND successful insurance companies!
But their model works too well. The Demoncrats would sooner die than adopt the Swiss model, because no one would be dependent on THEM”
Yet somehow, despite there are tens of countries with working universal healthcare AND private insurers (including the UK), introducing a watered-down public option in the US would cause all private insurers to fail, all medicine to become nationalized, and fire to rain from the sky.
Scotty, the current healthcare bill the Senate proposed is, if anything, less restrictive than the Swiss system. Swiss insurers are not allowed to make profit off basic insurance (only supplemental plans, and even there profit and services are restricted) face heavy regulation that imposes the same standards throughout the country, and private and public healthcare coexists.
In short, the Swiss system is a lot like the Senate bill, only more regulated and with more public healthcare provision (yes, there are publicly funded healthcar providers in Switzerland, such as university hospitals). I guess that model would work too well, eh?