Argument: Universal health care violates individual freedom and responsibility

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. – “Yes, we need health care reform, but it needs to be based upon the principles of individual freedom and individual responsibility. And, there are many options out there. Most people could purchase a high deductible indemnity insurance policy at a lower price than they would pay for monthly managed care premiums. That’s right — a much higher quality of health care at a lower price! Imagine, having the freedom to choose the doctor or hospital you want to go to, being able to go to specialists without denials, delays, and gatekeepers. And, the money saved by purchasing a high-deductible catastrophic policy could be set aside in a special savings account to pay for deductibles. The money saved by purchasing a high-deductible policy could also be used to pay for the insurance premiums.”