Yeah things like cosmetic surgery and things which might be an annoyance to you but not impacting too much on your daily life. Something like an arthroscopy to fix a slightly dodgy knee. If you snap your ligaments then you'll get your op in the public system fairly quickly.
I don't know what private insurance costs here now, but back in the day (15 years ago) you could get coverage for 6 or 700 dollars. From what I've heard the prices have sky rocketed, hence why so many people are swapping back to solely public.LOL 1% tax on $70k as an incentive to get insurance -- that would mean a man making $100,000 would get hit for an extra Grover ($1,000 bill)? That's less than 2/3 of my post-Obamashit MONTHLY private health insurance bill.
You haven't pointed shit out, as you ignore the evidence every time it is presented to you. I'm not talking about the indigent. I'm talking about people who are on low incomes, but which are too high to qualify for Medicaid. L'Emmy (I think), posted data again for you only a few pages ago if I'm remembering correctly. You ignored that data, as usual.And, as has been pointed out to you many times, you are believing the wrong people when you think premiums went down for the lower strata of society. The lower strata were already getting free $0 healthcare through Medicaid.
Well go and address L'Emmy's post then. Your personal anecdote of 1 means very little.No matter how many times you - in Australia -- without any real info except your faith in bullshit sources - "point it out" it doesn't change reality. I'm pointing it out to you - again - that it ain't fucking true - and I've given sources for this before that have gone unrebutted.
edit: it was Tero - http://www.rationalia.com/forum/viewtop ... 0#p1804360