Argument: People should pay only for health services they themselves receive

Issue Report: Single-payer universal health care


Lawrence R. Huntoon, MD, PhD. “Universal Health Coverage — Call It Socialized Medicine”. Association of American Physicians and Surgeons. 2000. – “Government mandates increase the costs of health insurance tremendously, and the mandates are often for things that most people don’t want or need. Yet, they are forced to pay for the “coverage.” “These mandated benefits included wigs for bald-headed women (Minnesota), pastoral marital counseling (Vermont), and community sperm bank services (Massachusetts).(3) In New York state, most health insurance premiums doubled as a result of state-mandated community rating. This has made health insurance especially hard to afford for the young and healthy who are, in effect, punished by the state for being young and healthy and for not engaging in unhealthy behavior.”