Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentGovernment · 1 decade ago

Would Universal Health Care be good or bad for America? How would it affect us? What are the pros and cons?

basically i want to know the good side and the bad side, with reference or sources if you have any, please be as detailed as possible. Thanks!

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  • 1 decade ago
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    1) No one would have to go bankrupt because of medical bills. Medical bills are the number-one cause of personal bankruptcies in America, and most of those people had insurance when they got sick!

    2) You would not lose your health insurance if you lose your job.

    3) You would not have to get approval from your insurance company for medical treatment.

    4) In countries with universal health care, you can freely choose your own doctor. No "in-network" and "out-of-network" like we have here.

    5) It would ease the burden on large companies that provide health benefits, and make it easier for small companies to compete for talent.

    6) If it's done right, it would be cheaper and more efficient than our current system.


    1) Some wealthier people might have to pay more than they do now.

    2) Insurance company CEOs might have to get by on $2 million a year instead of $20 million.

    3) We already have a shortage of primary care physicians. This problem would become worse with universal health care, and needs to be addressed.

    4) If it's not done right, it could be even more costly and inefficient than our current system.

  • 4 years ago

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  • 1 decade ago

    ill say no to universal health care, it's only look good on paper. Nothing is free, so to pay for them taxes going to increase and we are taking out the free-market in healthcare, less choices for the doctors we want, and much longer waiting for procedures. Healthcare personnel has less incentive to perform better, as they only have to do the minimum set by the government.

  • 1 decade ago

    Proper universal health care would be great. It would mean nobody suffering or dying because they couldn't afford to be treated.

    But the British NHS and what is currently being proposed in the US are not truly universal.

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