The Right consistently rails against any sort of Universal Single Payer system as socialized medicine and of course putting the government between you and your doctor.
Here’s an idea: Let’s refer to our current health care / health insurance system as “Retail Medical Care”.
Further, no one enjoys the retail practice of buying a car and having the sales rep tell you they have to Talk with their Manager before they can tell you how much the car is going to cost.
No one likes to pay retail. No one likes the hassle of shady sales tactics.
If I am running for office and if USP is a key part of my campaign, I’m running a “Slice of Life” style ad, you know, like all the ads for pharmaceutical drugs.
A doctor’s office with a middle aged couple sitting on the other side of the doctor’s desk.
The Announcer says “Are you tired of dealing with Retail Medical Care?”, as the couple and doctor speak:
Husband, holding his wife’s hand, both with a worried look: “So Doctor, how much is this operation going to cost, with deductibles, co-pays, and prescription drugs?”
Doctor, in a plaid sport jacket, loud tie, and slicked back hair: “Well, we won’t know until I talk to your insurance company, the hospital, a few specialists who might not be in network, but I’ll do the best I can for you, just tell me how much you are willing to spend, sign here, and I go talk to all those managers”.
Wife looks at husband, tear in her eye, and says, “I just hate this part of being sick, it’s like buying car but we’re talking about my life.”