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Roy asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 1 month ago

Why is wanting universal healthcare controversial?

Every developed nation besides the US have it. Why

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  • David
    Lv 5
    1 month ago
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    Change is always controversial.

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  • 1 month ago

    real simple 255 million Americans are not going to pay the bills OBAMACARE caused

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  • goring
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    The Unites States of America is a large country housing close to 350 millions Humans. France is the biggest country in Europe with approx 70 million Humans.It supports a large social system which costs its workers approx 60% tax up to 80%.

    Bernard Sanders one of the Presidency Candidates wants to institute many free system such education and Healthcare at the expanse of the Tax payer and mimic the French system.  To do this it would required and additional 49%tax increase for every  good old Citizens.however that does not guaranty a foolproof System

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  • Foofa
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Because the nations that do this well have much smaller populations of much healthier, less obese, less addicted and less demanding people and they didn't have to fire 2.5 million insurance/coding/billing workers when they initially set up their systems, as the US would. The US is the only country in the world where pharmaceuticals are advertised on TV and where a patient can tell the doctor what drugs they want. That doesn't exist under any national healthcare scheme. It'll be a learning curve for Americans.

    Some kind of national option would be good and should be the eventual goal. But to pretend it can happen overnight with the flip of a switch is madness. The best next step would simply be to raise the income threshold for Medicaid eligibility. This would address some of the "in betweens" who earn a little too much to qualify now but not quite enough to tap into the private insurance market. Then we could focus on things like our severe provider shortages and the fact that Big Pharma shifts a lot of its R&D costs to our publicly funded universities (and reaps all the profits). When a system is as broken as ours is it takes a generation to fix it.

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  • 1 month ago

    It works so well here in Russia

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  • jimmy
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    I think Americans are force fed false stories about universal healthcare. I live in a country with single payer healthcare and would never want a US type healthcare system. The US healthcare system is the most expensive in the world, per capita, yet ranked well bellow countries with universal healthcare.

    • Dru Zod1 month agoReport

      Its ranked below other countries when comparing how socilaist it is.

      The US has among the best OUTCOMES for medical care in the world.

      Keep in mind other countries are cheaper because the US subsidizes everything for them

      New drugs or med devices are developed for the US ,market first. 

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    It is controversial because it is being sold on a lie.

    In many countries top up insurances are required.

    Most have long queues.

    The US would be worse or as bad as Britain, because so many would use it and not pay for their treatment.

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  • Mintee
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    huge pharmacutical corporations are in it for the profit... they want to sell their meds at first rate prices to all hospitals and clinics and pharmacies... universal healthcare would kill out their profits

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    • Dru Zod1 month agoReport

      Of course. Why would anyone invest billions to invent something if another company could come along and copy it and start selling it. 

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    "Wanting" it isn't controversial. 

    Implementing it without solving some major problems is. 

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Because they don't have a population like we do so it makes it cheaper. I had to get my cousin from Toronto because they put them on a 17-week waiting list to see a cancer specialist.

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    • Quentin
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      1 month agoReport

      With typical 80:20 copay many Americans couldn't even afford the $420,000 copay and the hospital would take a lien on their home before starting treatment.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    The healthcare industry is spending its $3.65 trillion dollars of blood money to spew negative propaganda about it. 

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