How can every country with universal health coverage for there people,be wrong?

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  • Nov 06,2018
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How can every country with universal health coverage for there people,be wrong?


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in2myheart last week

Universal coverage usually means they make the decisions for you. No more choices.

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Linda last week

Because 'free' has to be paid for somehow.....

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mokrie last week

Sweden has a population of 8 million people. The USA has 330 million. It would bankrupt the USA. Sweden even is having a tough time as people pay 60% taxes to cover it all. Social programs sound great until you work a 40 hour week for 80 bucks.

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Swimmer last week

How can every country withOUT universal health coverage for there people be wrong?

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Casey Y last week

Its all about the cost of treatment....and the USA is as high as anyone in the world.

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lucy last week

https://www.politicususa.com/2016/02/10/...
I like many people over the years thought why not universal or Medicare for all, but have seen by doing research (why) this won't happen, nor will the politicians go for it.
With universal in these countries is paid by taxes by everyone, regardless of income. So from (zero) to 31,725 pounds (unknown how that breaks per US dollars 2016) pays 20% taxes of the total income and if a penny more, than jumps to 40%. Now this is 15% more than an average US citizen pays, since many now may pay (no) taxes depending on their income. Now this is UK, but maybe different in Canada and other countries.
The ACA tried to get around this with the tax penalty that failed and was not enough to get everyone to buy health insurance, since many still think, why do I have to have it, or why can't I just buy it (when) I need it.
With the cost of health care, health insurance and pharmaceuticals going up and up, then someday someone may come up with a better idea on how to control costs or a better system, but don't expect it to happen during my lifetime.

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TedEx last week

Let's look at Cuba.
There are 3 levels of health care, all free.
1, First class, for the top political people and those who pay for it
2. For members of the military and police.
3. for everyone else, where the roaches outnumber the nurses

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Oldwhiteguy2earth 2 weeks ago

It's complicated. The United States was the only country in World War Two who froze wages when there was intense competition for labor, and then allowed companies to offer insurance and deduct it as an expense. In addition our medical care produces a higher survival rate for cancers than any country who has universal coverage because of waiting times for care and because many procedures we can get are simply not paid for in those countries. Finally, our legal system may account for as much as 20% of total medical costs. Some America doctors pay more in liability insurance than some doctors in Universal Health Care countries receive in wages.

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Kwest 2 weeks ago

It's not but
some people are disturbed and want people to suffer and die slowly.
Here's an answer someone left for a question about stopping the caravan
'Yes, it must be stopped by any means needed.'

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oldprof 2 weeks ago

Well, even though every G7 nation except the US has universal healthcare coverage, not all of them are as successful as they would like them to be.
Bennie Hill, the late British comedian, used to do a great parody of the British universal healthcare system. In it he had two doors. One led to a private doctor paid for by private insurance and the other led to a public universal doctor paid for by the state.
The patient who went into the private door was greeted by scantily dressed nurses, handed a glass of champagne, and given an immediate royal treatment by the doctor. The patient who went into the public door was greeted by an obese cigarette smoking sweaty nurse, had to stand in a long line, and saw the doctor for about five seconds.
Bennie's point was clear. While the UK had universal healthcare coverage, it wasn't all that good. Private coverage, if one could afford it, was way better.

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Insurance Pickle.com 2 weeks ago

How can the US have 4% of the world's population, but be responsible for 25% of the world's production? You may not agree with everything we do, but we must be doing something right. And, those people that can afford to do so come here for their care.
You're also talking about countries that are the size of some of our cities. Even in Canada, the majority of the population is condensed closed to the border. And, you're still paying for it. You're just relying on the gov't to run it. And, the gov't has a crappy track record for running things. Norway is a great country. If you go out to dinner there, you'll spend $30 for one person to get a hamburger and fries, so they don't go out. You'd all freak if they taxed everything here like they do in those countries. What people really want when they ask for "universal health care" is "I would like someone else to be responsible for my bills."
Bring on the thumbs-downs from the people that like other people to pay for things.

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exactduke 2 weeks ago

And you think universal health coverage with 20 million illegals is a win-win??

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Tavy 2 weeks ago

Who says they are wrong?

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megalomaniac 2 weeks ago

Something is not necessarily better just because more people do it, but here in Canada at least we really like the fact that we have universal health care. We have politics and we fight over things but that is never on the table.

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Dave B. 2 weeks ago

Our current administration has a problem with universal coverage for the same reason that it has a problem with labor unions: when consumers (or employees) organize, they can negotiate better pricing (or pay/working conditions), and corporate profits suffer.

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Success 2 weeks ago

They are not.

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A Hunch 2 weeks ago

There are different degrees of "wrong".
Did you think it was WRONG for England to not provide Charlie Gard treatment? I do.
- Do you think it was worse that doctors in the USA would provide him free treatment and travel expenses and the English courts forbid his parents from bring him to the USA? I think it is in INHUMANE
Is it wrong that people in some countries with universal healthcare have to pay out of pocket for flu shots?- England again.
Or people die because there isn't enough operating room space to perform surgery on treatable conditions? - Canada...
Or that people have to buy diabetic supplies with their own money when then live in a country with single payer healthcare? Canada again....
All of these are true events and they are all WRONG.
Does the US have a perfect system? No. But it's better than these options.

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