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originally posted by: redhorse
a reply to: usmc0311
I am so sorry that you have been going through this. In my experience the mental health profession as a whole is being railroaded by what insurance companies will cover and The Magic Pill mentality. A behavioral approach is more effective but more expensive and takes longer to achieve measurable results. If they can just drug you into submission it is more cost effective for them.
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originally posted by: grandmakdw
originally posted by: FyreByrd
a reply to: usmc0311
I have a solution to this problem and many others - Universal Single Payer Healthcare in the US.
No more VA, no more WC, no more medicaid. Medicare for all. Everybody pays - personally and businesses and everyone is covered - no co-payment, no complicated forms, no crap.
I grew up military - we only went to base hospital or clinic for the most trivial of complains and never a service dentist. We paid out of pocket.
Do I think veterans should be covered - yes and everyone else. Do I think verterans deserve excellant care - yes and and everyone else.
You just made the case against single payer when you said "we only went to base hospital or clinic for......and never a service dentist.
Single payer will turn the entire US into a "base hospital/clinic/VA hospital/VA clinic" these are the single payer systems currently run by the US government.
These are the shining examples of what the US government running health care will look like for everyone if universal single payer goes through.
Look at the horror stories of hospitals and care in the UK, and it is smaller than most of our states. Let's multiply the horror stories by 50 and now you know what
government single payer will be like in the US
Not at all. In our case only - mostly actually of the doctors in service has limited job propects elsewhere - with a universal system - the doctors availalbe to all of us will be of all calibers. Same with prision doctors. Often the dregs of the medical profession.