Means testing..... Does it make sense when it is conducted upon admission to a hospital without knowing what the final bill is?....
Most people think the answer is to get insurance and that will protect them. Insurance in the form of MediShield used to be administered by the govt....but it is now put in the hands of private "for profit" insurance companies. While many think that insurance is cheap today and give sufficient coverage when they are ill, one just have to study the American system and see what happened to their system based on insurance and that will be what will happen to us 10 years from now.
Here's Professor Elizabeth Warren explaining how a system based on insurance and privatisation to seek the best profits evolves:
Prof. Warren has other interesting works such as the documentary "Maxed Out" that exposed the problem of credit card debt among Americans - this problem (among others) is threatening to sink the US economy into recession.