Misleading....you may want to read Marx and his works about Socialism. It is not about taking from someone who earned and giving to those who did not deserve. There is more to it. It is about being a human being ....there is much, much more to it. Please do not try confuse nurses here. Many are educated and people do understand.
Such plans will not limit what the patient can receive. They limit what the plan will PAY for. Patients aren't denied testing and treatment. They can have these things, but may have to pay for them out of their own pockets.
Our health care system has spoiled us into thinking someone else (e.g., insurance, the government, etc.) will pay for whatever we want, not necessarily what we need. Insurance has created a monster that makes people think they are entitled to tests and treatments they dont need.
In addition, the legal system has backed clinicians into a corner with the threat of lawsuits if they dont order what clinicians think are unnecessary or questionable tests and treatments. They will often cave in to patients demands, even though unfounded.
More expensive technology and the legal system are the reasons that healthcare has spiraled out of control. The question is, who will pay for patients' treatments: the insurance plan or the patient?
When I was practicing as an NP, many a patient wanted a CT scan if they had what I had diagnosed as a tension headache. I would not OK the test to be paid by their insurance, but told them if they wanted that test, they would have to pay for it themselves. Need I tell you that no one ever wanted the test after they found out they would have to pay for it. And no one was ever found to have a brain tumor.
Thanks for posting. Helps to demystify the issue of Canadian healthcare that we hear so much about, but often in vague generalities.
Nurses, not the system which rations finances, could be the target of blame.
Some may face loss of licensure.