Going Dutch — Managed-Competition Health Insurance in the Netherlands

Nov 2012
40,418
11,668
Lebanon, TN
#51
Our system was never based on a free market, it was the product of a command economy, where the government controlled wages and prices.
Yes it was insurance has been part of the Free Market for centuries. Lourdes of London founded in 1688 to spread risk of capitalist ventures.
 
Jul 2014
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8,574
massachusetts
#52
Yes it was insurance has been part of the Free Market for centuries. Lourdes of London founded in 1688 to spread risk of capitalist ventures.
Most Americans do not buy health insurance, they get it from their employers.
Employer based insurance is a product of wage-price controls.

The first health insurance in the US was a deal between a teachers union, and a group representing hospitals, the union would make regular payments to the hospitals, the hospitals would care for teachers, no charge.

Lloyds of London began as a coffee house, the liveried staff are still called waiters.
Originally people looking to insure ships would get a cup of coffee and tell the waiter they were looking for insurance, or looking to write insurance, and the waiters would put them together with someone.
 
Nov 2012
40,418
11,668
Lebanon, TN
#53
Most Americans do not buy health insurance, they get it from their employers.
Employer based insurance is a product of wage-price controls.

The first health insurance in the US was a deal between a teachers union, and a group representing hospitals, the union would make regular payments to the hospitals, the hospitals would care for teachers, no charge.

Lloyds of London began as a coffee house, the liveried staff are still called waiters.
Originally people looking to insure ships would get a cup of coffee and tell the waiter they were looking for insurance, or looking to write insurance, and the waiters would put them together with someone.

Exactly Obamcare purpose was to put an end to employee supplied healthcare.

That is why 45% of the Jobs created under Obama were PART TIME JOBS 28 hours or less.