The following article on ScienceDaily:
provides yet another, economic, argument in favor of universal healthcare system. The main argument of this study is that people dying from treatable conditions unnecessarily decreases a society’s labor force. And hence economic output is also diminished.
Since society at large will benefit from a good healthcare system, it would make sense if the government would be the principal funder of medical services. Or to quote one of the researchers cited:
“Good health care should not be a luxury available only to people in high-income countries.”
According to this study the total cost of a decent healthcare system is only fraction of the loss in productivity. So simple capitalist logic dictates that we, as a society, should invest in an adequate and accessible system of medical care. All money poured into universal healthcare, will eventually be paid by increased economic growth.