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They know what they're talking about because they've experienced nationalised health care. Others seem to be afraid of the mere concept. Why ? Is
it because it stirs up childhood memories of the fabricated 'Commie Threat' ? I dont' understand your reasoning otherwise. Nor do I understand
the American fear and loathing of 'paying' .. especially when they believe/suspect they might be 'paying for someone else'.
To those outside the US, it seems clear that the health-insurance racket is --- a racket. Now -- wonder who'd be behind that racket ? And wonder
if representatives of that racket live within American politics and 'gave' employers tax-breaks if they'd support and pay-into the racket.
Oh wait a minute --- WHO actually funds those employer tax-breaks ?
Oooops. Could it be the American tax-payer ? Again ? But Americans don't like
paying for others. So how did the private health-care
racket ever get off the ground ? Maybe those who stood to gain more from the health-care racket (those with permanent disabilities, etc. and even
hypochondriacs) utilized private health-care and thus appeared to justify it's necessity ? Gets complicated, doesn't it ?
Why would Americans (if this thread's any indication) harbour such hostility towards nationalised health-care? How can they oppose something
they've no experience of ?
Do Americans believe that a select group of doctors, nurses, hospitals operate under the health-insurance racket and are somehow superior to ...
.... the doctors, nurses and hospitals of a nationalised health care service ?
They're the same doctors, nurses, hospitals, specialists. Same.
The only question which remains to be answered is Why does a wealthy nation like the US, with its population of 300-plus million (150 million of whom
are tax-paying workers, reportedly) have such a scandalously poor health-care reputation ? And why do Americans pay/have to pay so MUCH for
health-care --- compared with tiny little New Zealand with its 3-plus million population of which only 1 or 1.5 million are employed, yet which has
arguably a much superior health care system ?
Americans --- try nationalised health-care. At least give it a try. You have nothing to lose and maybe a lot to gain.