There should be an opt from ZUS for the employed (the self-employed can make the choice, obviously, but the masses can't
Atleast sm biz owners have that option though for small biz. In the us, small biz owners have to buy Obama care which can easily cost a husband and wife even as much as 800 1000 even 1500 plus a month. And if you don't buy it you'll be hit with a big tax penalty. Trump is now finally changing that.
Yes people shouldn't habe to pay twice for healthcare but that's the way the system is set up and I believe it's that way on purpose. The public system has shortfalls especially waiting times so if you want to be seen earlier than you'll have to pay. That's why there's so many medical tourists now. If you're a Canadian citizen or a us veteran and you're told you have to wait a year to get a surgery and you're in pain or think you may even die before you'll get there, you'll use the privaye system oftentimes in another country where it's cheaper if it's a costly procedure you need like a surgery. It's pretty bogus. Also the public health systems tend to only be there for emergencies and don't care much for preventative medicine. But if it's a severe emergency well tons of people have died while on waiting lists so you may be sol.
Also doug it doesn't matter whether you live in a country where you're a taxpayer or a benefits leech, you have the same access to the public system. Imo, people who draw benefits should be only serviced after all taxpayers have been, if at all. If a person doent pay for a service I don't see why they should receive it.