Chi Guy asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 1 decade ago

What would happen if my $260 per month went to universal health care versus insurance companies?

Would it cost less or more with universal health care?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Considering that the 36 countries in the world that have better health systems than us all have universal health care and all have less (usually about half) the expenditure on health care than America - your $260 would probably cover it.

    You will get a string of answers telling you that it will cost more and be less effective - but you will not see any evidence for thier argument - studies of other developed nations tell us exactly the opposite. Look at this site

    Source(s): www.who.org Joevette - who is asking for a government run health system. The question is about universal healthcare not nationalizing the health industry. yak - it might be rationed but at least it will be rationed determined by where it can do the most good rather than where it can make the most profit. The result of the rationing higher life expectancy, higher healthy life expectancy and lower child mortality - that is the case in most other developed nations. You see we think the primary objective of a health policy should be to keep Americans healthy- not to maximise profits for Wellpoint and Blue Cross.
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Federal studies by the Congressional Budget Office and the General Accounting office show that single payer universal health care would save 100 to 200 Billion dollars per year despite covering all the uninsured and increasing health care benefits.

    The United States spends 50 to 100% more on administration than single payer systems. By lowering these administrative costs the United States would have the ability to provide universal health care, without managed care, increase benefits and still save money.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    it would probably be about the same cost. every other industrialized nation (and some non-industrialized ones) have national health care. and they spend about half as much as the usa to provide what is generally considered better service.

    now you can trade anecdotal evidence all day about who's system is better but the fact is that half as much money pays for just as good or better health care in 36 other nations. that's a fact.

    the reason u.s. health care is so expensive is not because the care is better (it's obviously not) iss because most of the money you spend each month on health care goes towards administrative costs. the majority of it going to medical underwriters. these are people employed by insurance companies. their entire job is to find a reason to deny you health care. less health care means more money for the insurance company. so you and i and everyone else are paying a company to figure out a way to deny us the service that they are supposed to be providing.

  • 1 decade ago

    Everyone talks about how our schools, roads, military (lack of proper gear), DMV, Police, INS, and all other government services suck and then in the next statement say they want a government run health care: I don't see the logic. Your 260.00 would buy you a six month wait for open emergency heart surgery. i don't know if you remember but there have been occasions when government offices have shut down due to failure of the politicians to pass a budget before funds dried up, is this what we need? Most people who are citizens and have a full time job get insurance, those who don't might want to rethink their career choices. If you are young enough the military trains and gives medical coverage. I had to get on the military plan when I was 22 because I failed to plan when I was in high school,

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  • dam
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    Your $260.00 will pay for you and 1,357 of your fellow Americans legal or otherwise for the first 12 seconds of each month.

    The rest of your bill will be charged to your credit card of choice.

    So see you will still have a choice in the health care system you may even be able to use more than one card.

  • 4 years ago

    There may be a great number of jobs to be crammed under the hot 'common wellness Plan' even though this is. in the event that they could not detect a job suited away, a minimum of they does not would desire to stress approximately how they are going to pay for wellness care. My coronary heart does not bleed for the corporate experts or the share holders.

  • 1 decade ago

    You have crappy service. Governments can't provide good service. Unless you want to wait a year or two for transplants or other operations. In the long run universal health care costs more because people are more willing to go to the doctors' office. They will go if they got a cold or a hurt in their arm. This causes big time operations to go on waiting lists.

    Source(s): Somebody's Gotta Say It by Neal Boortz
  • 1 decade ago

    It might cost less, of course, care would be rationed like it is in all universal health schemes.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Is that the total amount just for you? Or does your company subsidies part of your health care. You need to look at the total bill.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    No way. That's a CRAZY premium to pay when our tax dollars could redirected to health care without making us have to pay the same as any private health insurance plan. If we can find hundreds of billions for Iraq, we could certainly have found that much to spend on SAVING lives of AMERICANS! What kind of third-world country have we become that the poor are left to DIE because they are in a for profit health care system?????????

    Chi Guy, notice how the brainwashed are repeating that anti-national health care mantra that I was talking about?

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