|___1. ||People should be allowed to spend their own money for medical services. || ||___1. ||Only government-approved health plans should be allowed to buy medical care.|
|___2. ||People should be allowed to buy low-cost insurance plans that meet their own needs, and save money to meet their deductibles. || ||___2. ||People should have to buy high-cost, comprehensive insurance to pay for services other people, including non-savers, might need. |
|___3. ||People should be allowed to profit by offering better customer service or more effective, safer treatments. || ||___3. ||No one should be allowed to profit from offering medical care. |
|___4. ||People should be allowed to have the best medical services they can obtain. || ||___4. ||No one should be allowed to have a service that is not equally available to all. |
|___5. ||Doctors should do the best they can for each individual patient. || ||___5. ||Doctors should do what best serves the health of the community.
|___6. ||Patients should decide whether they want an electronic health record, who should have access to it, and what should be in it. || ||___6. ||Everyone should have a complete electronic health record so that government and others can monitor the health and treatment of all.
|___7. ||People should be allowed to spend as much or as little of their income as they want on their health. || ||___7. ||People should be required to put a certain percentage of their income into national healthcare spending, and total spending should be capped.
|___8. ||The development of new technology should be encouraged. || ||___8. ||The development of new technology should be strictly controlled to keep costs down.
|___9. ||Your health is your responsibility. || ||___9. ||Your health is the government's responsibility.
|__10. ||Doctors should prescribe according to their own judgment and conscience. || ||__10. ||Doctors should have to follow the government's rules, even if they think it is wrong to do so.
The more answers in the left-hand column, the more strongly you favor a voluntary, American system of medicine. The more answers in the right-hand column, the more strongly you favor a government-controlled system like that proposed by Obama, Baucus, Kennedy, Wyden, and others.