Originally Posted by SteinUmStein
We already have multiple classes of healthcare, it's just going to become more obvious as we move forward and fewer "average" Americans can afford optimal care. I'm interested in whether there will be a tipping point when the average Joe realizes that he gets a significantly lower quality of care overall than those wealthier than him and wants that to change. Until that point, the merest hint of "socialism" will get any healthcare reform proposals shot down.
Maybe at that point the "average joe" will pull out his wallet and pay a fair price for a highly trained professional instead of settling for a nurse who took some extra night school classes.