While I am opposed to "Universal Health Care", we have a responsibility to care for each other. I would like to see a three tiered health care system. One where participants would take and annual "means test" to determine their financial ability to contribute to their own health care costs. Families and individuals living in poverty and haven't the ability to contribute to their own health care costs would not have to pay the cost of health care.
Families and individuals who it has been determined by the "means test" to have the ability to make a co-payment towards the cost of their health care would have to make a co-payment towards the cost of their health care based on their ability to pay. Families and individuals for whom the "means test" has determined can afford to buy private health insurance would be required to either buy their own health insurance or pay the full cost of their own health care. To participate in this health care system you must take the "means test" and you must be a legal resident. While no one would be refused medical treatment, non-participants would be required to pay the full cost of their own health care.
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