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originally posted by: rickymouse
We need socialized medicine and a government who doesn't allow unnecessary tests to be done. Many doctors prescribe tests that aren't really necessary, chasing a wrong diagnosis on purpose, so they can make sure that workers in healthcare and other doctors can keep employed. You find this in hospital employed doctors more than in those completely separate from the hospitals.
The cost of all the emergency room use is driving insurance premiums up too. So is the cost of medicines which are increasing a lot lately. The cost of cancer drugs is jumping even though there is more competition, evidently everyone is jumping on the bandwagon to get rich in the Pharma industry.
We need to fix this system, this has been going on before Obamacare, and spreading the cost out between more insured is not working. I do not know where they dreamed up that lie from, people will go to the doctor more if they are paying a premium even if they sneeze. They want to get something for their money they pay. This whole philosophy is messed up, it is going to turn into a country where you either a patient or a healthcare worker. Taking medicines when you do not really need them is not good. You can alter the diet to control things like G-protein receptor activation which makes up around a third of the types of medicines prescribed. Modifications of diet can treat a lot of things, but following the government's food guidlines most often will not help anything. Sometimes eating more supposedly good food on a regular basis will make people need medicine.
originally posted by: dfnj2015
I just got a letter from my healthcare insurance company announcing a 24 percent increase in the cost of my premium. I'm too angry to show you the exact numbers but my premium went from $1500 per month for family of 4 to $2000 per month. A $500 per month increase. I run my own business. I've paid 100% of my healthcare premium for 25 years now. Every year before and after the ACA the premium goes up 20% to 25% on average. Every 5 years it doubles in price. This government sucks. This country sucks. Healthcare sucks. All you people with political opinions eff you. Until you pay your own healthcare premium eff you! Eff you all! Eff this country!!
originally posted by: chr0naut
But seriously, here's a Wikipedia list of countries that provide either free or universal health care (or both).
Surely,in the 21stCentury, only a third world country would withhold something that is obviously such a basic human right as health care.
I would think that the managed provision of such universally publicly available services is one of the reasons for the existence of a government in the first place.
originally posted by: TrueBrit
Socialise your damned medicine, and you will not be having this problem. Fail to do so, and you do away with your own right to complain.
originally posted by: SlapMonkey
a reply to: Edumakated
The U.S. can't afford anything that it does right now.
Have you noticed the revolving deficit each year?
Have you noticed the $20,000,000,000,000.00+ amount of debt that we have as a nation?
Please, tell me again how we can afford anything. Even if we gave up every non-constitutionally mandated entitlement, we still could not afford socialized medicine for many, many years.
"Afford" is a word that has lost all of its actual meaning when it comes to government expenditures. Redistribution of wealth (additional taxes) is not tantamount to being able to afford anything.
originally posted by: TrueBrit
Socialise your damned medicine, and you will not be having this problem.
originally posted by: incoserv
A friend who's an expat resident of Mexico (where I'm about immigrate) just had for stints put in near his heart. Total bill was $4,000. He said every aspect of the process was totally Professional.