Is “Healthcare for all” a possible goal? Or would it never happen?

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  • 1 month ago
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    IN the states... IT IS TO EXPENSIVE and will never actually happen.. THERE is to much costs involved and to many people will be put out of work and companies closed because of it. 

    Many of you seem to forget... JUST ONE STATE in the USA has a BIGGER POPULATION THEN MOST COUNTRIES which has SOCIALIZED MEDICINE..

     YOU NEED TO realize even JUST THE COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES COUNTY which CANNOT pay even for the HEALTH CARE of its people is bigger then most countries.

    IF you want socialized medicine... ACTUALLY GO CHECK OUT THE VA SYSTEM... AND THE VA DOES NOT COVER ALL VETERANS. THEY PICK and chose who get covered and who doesn't.  

    OVER 1/2 the military retirees DO NOT GET FREE CARE AT THE VA.. 

    SOCIALIZED medicine will be the GOVERNMENT PICKING WHO LIVES AND WHO DIES as they will have total say over your care and you will not be able to sue or take them to court about it and they will drag it out until you are dead and then get it dismissed.  

    YOU will die waiting for THE GOVERNMENT TO DECIDE if you actually need your heart replaced or not.

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  • 1 month ago

    There is healthcare for all, including dependents, in the military.

    • BUT IT IS NOT FREE FOR EVERYONE ON THEIR SYSTEM.. NEITHER IS THE VA..

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  • 1 month ago

    I know they like to think so in Europe and Canada but Doctors and Nurses and Scientists don't grow on trees.

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  • Lili
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    1 month ago

    Other countries manage it perfectly well, and they don't deprive their citizens of high-quality care.  I lived in two European nations and benefited from the health-care systems in both.  The care I received was equal in quality to anything I've received in the US at top medical centers here.  In fact, it was superior to the care I received at one US medical center that is rated one of the best in the country and for which I had to pay thousands of dollars in out-of-pocket costs despite my gold  health-insurance plan.

    We are the only advanced industrial nation that does NOT have a universal healthcare system, and it's deeply harming us.  People are going into bankruptcy because of medical bills, or they are not getting care they need because they can't afford it -- they simply don't see doctors. Yes, our care is normally excellent if you have access to it, but too many people do not, and that means that our healthcare stats are far worse than those of other countries.

    Yes, we can do this.  We will do it eventually, because we have to. Our current approach is not sustainable.

    • YOU forget also ..OTHER COUNTRIES are not neat as big as the USA and just the COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES CALI has more people then many other countries. 

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  • 1 month ago

    YES and NO. We can not provide ROLLS ROYCE care to everyone. There is simply not enough money. But we can easily provide VW care to everyone. EXAMPLE. A laparoscopic appy or chole requires a lot of disposable equipment, cameras, TV monitors, lots of high tech stuff that really drives the cost up. Sure, you recover so fast you can go straight home but that is not considered part of the COST of medical care. Contrast that with an open appy or chole. Same instruments, reused over and over, very limited disposable equipment. No expensive cameras, monitors, etc. It will take you a week to recover but again, that is not considered part of the cost. We can easily provide the cheaper procedure but not the more expensive. MEDS. We have some older meds that are dirt cheap that work with an 80% success rate and 1% complication rate. Newer drugs will work 95% of the time with less than 0.1% complication rate. But it costs 20 times more. We can at least try the cheaper stuff before we move to the more expensive but everyone wants the best, despite the cost. END OF LIFE. How many times do you hear a family say, "Do everything you can for granny." With no consideration as to cost. Same with premature babies weighing less than 2 pounds. In both cases we will spend hundreds of thousands of dollars trying to save them. We need to put cost as part of the equation. But if we try to provide Rolls Royce care for everyone, we will bankrupt the nation.

    • YOU forget also ..OTHER COUNTRIES are not neat as big as the USA and just the COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES CALI has more people then many other countries. 

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  • 1 month ago

    it will never happen

    liberals refuse to go against their rich buddies in the health insurance industry, why do you think they passed obama care that tried to force everyone to buy health insurance from their rich buddies?

    why do you think liberals have blocked universial health care both times it has been before congress, in 1973 and again in 1993?

    both time they refused to send the bills out of committee to be debated or voted on

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    • YOU forget also ..OTHER COUNTRIES are not neat as big as the USA and just the COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES CALI has more people then many other countries. 

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    The US military already has "healthcare for all". 

    • hahaha no it doesnt... IT has health care for its singles at no cost.. YOU DO PAY INSURANCE FOR YOUR FAMILY IN THE MILITARY... ITS CALLED TRICARE... YOU really need to get educated. VA DOES NOT give free health care to ALL military retirees either.. ITS paid for and many do not qualify for it.

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  • Pearl
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    1 month ago

    i think its possible for everybody

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  • 1 month ago

    Efficicacy, efficiency, Equity. Quality, Price or Fairness. You can have any two but you can never have all three. Most universal health care plans are very good or at least sufficient until you get really sick. Americans have access to many more life saving drugs than people in other countries do.

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    • I remember a baby a few months ago the UK REFUSED TO LET the PARENTS BRING TO THE STATES FOR CARE let die. THE USA HAD SPECIALISTS who SAID THEY COULD HELP IT.. SOCIALISED MEDICAL CARE SAID NO and over rode the parents decisions.

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  • 1 month ago

    It happened in many countries significantly more poor than the US. They make you believe it's a fantasy because they don't want to make it happen. If you cut the defense budget by 10%, you have it already.

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