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originally posted by: Xtrozero
originally posted by: yesyesyes
Implementing Medicare for all is not the same thing. Medicare will negotiate for the lower prices and reimbursements.
Plus we will get to spend our money on other things, instead of stuffing the pockets of middlemen, we will save and pay doctors directly.
Whatever it is it needs to take down the cost of insurance inflated costs. I spent 6 days in the Hospital and the bill was 52,000, same care in another country might have been 2,000.
originally posted by: yesyesyes
You are right. It's unbelievable they charged you that, it is crocked, straight up.
originally posted by: daaskapital
What's up with Americans and a hatred of anything even remotely socialist or fair? Lol.
People, it's time to take proper steps and start catching up with the rest of the world. Seriously. The USA isn't looked at as the beacon it once was. Other countries like Canada or Australia are doing much better with our 'socialist' policies!
originally posted by: CharlieSpeirs
How much do you Yanks spend on average for Insurance annually???
If it's more than $1500 dollars you're being robbed.
If it's anything less then you're no better or worse off than a universal healthcare system.
For a £26k annual salary in the UK just over a £1k in tax goes towards healthcare, with no added costs for anything.
You can google dollars to pounds to work out the difference there.
originally posted by: enlightenedservant
Here's his campaign site to see more of what he's about.
originally posted by: greencmp
originally posted by: AlaskanDad
a reply to: DBCowboy
LOl's you might want to do your own research, or you contact me and for a large non-refundable fee I will gladly research it for you!
I'm not entirely sure why you laugh at people who point out that none of the "solutions" that have ever been offered or enacted have ever been anything but complete disasters.
Aren't you inviting criticism by promoting this stuff?
Shouldn't you at least give valid questioners the time of day?
originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: AlaskanDad
Would I have he freedom to opt out or would I be forced to purchase another government-mandated plan?
originally posted by: yorkshirelad
It's threads like this that make me damn glad I live in Scotland with an NHS paid for through National insurance. Never any bills, never any excess (I believe that is what you call a deductable). My friend had a car accident and now has two new hips and a new knee and no worries. Nobody needs to worry about getting treatment. For sure we have issues with supply side at times due to the increasing demand but by and large no worries we all get treatment. Up here in Scotland we don't pay for prescriptions either, or eye tests or dental check ups or amalgam fillings (I pay for white fillings but still significantly cheaper than US).
One caveat : our UK government is slowly privatising the NHS in England (tories hate this socialist idea) and it is drifting to US style system, we already have US firms handling some parts of the NHS and insurance companies handling GP budgets (yes folks didn't you spot that one !!!!!!!!). Thank christ I live in Scotland where our NHS is safe. ENGLAND WAKE UP BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE