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Economics Question: Should individuals pay each time to visit a doctor? Watch

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    Hi,
    I'm just about to go to college and have been asked to write a response to 'should individuals pay each time to visit a doctor?'

    What do you think?
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    Doctors in my experience have all been incompetent.

    However I haven't been treated for anything very serious so I don't know.

    For just meetings, no.
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    No, as that destroys the ethos on which the NHS was built. Prescriptions are expensive enough as it is, as well as public transport or petrol needed to get to appointments. That with potentially taking a few unpaid hours off of work to attend means a lot of people are losing money by just going to their 'free' appointments, so it is not justified to charge anyone anything else.
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    A central philosophy in the healthcare of Singapore is anything that is free will see a significant overuse and abuse. Hence nothing is free but most things are subsidized enough where good ones aren't expensive.

    Surprisingly it is also the case in most of the Scandinavian countries where you DO need to pay a small fee to see a GP.
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    Yes. Anything other would be communism and the gulags would soon follow.

    Oh wait.
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    No, even from an economical standpoint it is logical to ensure a healthy and productive workforce. But don't take my word for it.
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    Payments might stop people from wasting Doctors' time, but it also prevents people going to the doctor in the early stages of certain problems, potentially leaving it until too late to be noticed.
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    For an accessible but highly informed analysis, try reading this: http://noahpinionblog.blogspot.com.a...riesthood.html
    and this: http://ckmurray.blogspot.co.uk/2014/...ealthcare.html
    and this: https://medium.com/@mark__buchanan/j...t-ae8e1e76fb49
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    thanks guys
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    thank you, they were really useful
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    (Original post by Reece Sure)
    No, even from an economical standpoint it is logical to ensure a healthy and productive workforce. But don't take my word for it.
    thank you
 
 
 
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