Lootifer wrote:Question: what does frer market healthcare look like? (High level question)
A free market healthcare system, for me, is one in which health insurance companies exist sort of like tornado insurance companies - get it if you want, but if you don't, you should be able to pay for the storm damage or risk no storm coming.
All kidding aside, I think I would like to see a situation where medical doctors practice without many restrictions imposed by health insurance companies (e.g. if my head hurts and I want to see a headache specialist, I have to go to three different doctors). I would like to see a situation where charitable hospitals are the norm. Basically, I want to go back to the healthcare economic model of the early 20th century. I go to the doctor, I pay him $100 or whatever I feel like paying him, he checks me out, and sends me on my way. Later that day, he goes to Mary Mother of Mercy Hospital (or Beth Israel if that's your thing) and checks out some people who can't afford to pay him $100.
And the reason that details are not available for this kind of plan is that it will never happen. There are too many people invested in our current system: health insurance companies, for-profit hospitals, non-profit hospitals, doctors, nurses, malpractice insurance, attorneys, etc.