So if you are in the US, young and poor then don’t seek treatment?
Is there any Democrat who wants to take US healthcare out of the Middle Ages but without sending the rest of the economy back there?
Well two points:
1) In typical US healthcare coverage, there is copay as you note, but there are also "deductibles."
, is clearly your share of your own medical bill, with the insurance covering the rest.
is the amount you pay on your own, before insurance will kick in for certain types of situations.
So, you might have a copay of $25, for example, for a routine check up with your GP (general doctor), with insurance covering the rest.
But if you needed an X-ray of your wrist due to a riding accident, you might have to cover 100% of that until all your medical expenses reached your deductible limit of, for example, $5,000.
The more you are willing to pay in insurance premiums, the lower your deductible might be, but it's all very complicated and expensive.
2) Why trade off defense expenditures for disease offense
expenditures? We have mastered the art of deficit spending over many decades.
And we have a huge ATM machine called the US Treasury. ; )
Obviously just kidding. But of greater concern right now is actually the impact on businesses and the perceived impact as seen in the stock market.
Opportunities for some (buy on the dips, gold looks good, bond yield curve dynamics?), but headaches for others....