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When we drive our automobiles, there are two things that govern our behavior....self/family preservation and fear of financial penalties....the financial penalty levied by the state, and the financial penalty our insurance carrier will levy. If we prove careless, reckless, or otherwise irresponsible, those financial penalties can become quite severe....conversely, if we prove law abiding, conscientious and defensive behind the wheel, we can expect discounts.
What sort of incentives/disincentives would govern individual behaviors in a Single Payer system that is funded by nameless, faceless taxes? Should we care about that? Should we care when we're doing our part to save the nameless, faceless system money, while the neighborhood's teenagers are being taken to emergency rooms for skateboard induced broken bones every few weeks? Should we care when we're eating healthy and hitting the gym, while 3 out of 10 of our neighbors and their children are morbidly obese? Might we foresee any opportunity for animosity and contempt to build with any of these and other scenarios playing out all over the fruited plains?
How do we address it?
Last edited by webrockk; 21st March 2017 at 05:52 AM.