reply to post by incrediblelousminds
As long as in the US you have to sell your organs (joke) in order to receive treatment, there is no way the US HCS is better than Canada's, or any
other european country for that matter.
The problem with the american mind, is that most americans have fears that come from pure propaganda. In any european country (as an example) you have
multiple communist political party's.
The same with socialism. Americans are freightned of the same things they want. Everyone in the US (under all that BS about being the best country in
the world) should have proper, free, medical care.
So, if you say "lets deduct 5% of your income to make a public Health-care system", most americans would agree. Either that, or cut spending in the
military to re-direct it to HC.
However, if you actually put the word of what this is (a socialist way of doing this perticular actioin), most americans will climb walls and insult
you and say "we are a free country". The bottom truth is most americans don't know s... about health-care. The US was sold out to the highest
bidder in therms of health, and now all americans are paying the price for that.
Trully inhumane situations happen in the US, the same country that wears the flag of "freedom" and "human rights".
The only reason for the US having better equipment in certain cases, the only reason why americans have access to new treatments, is because they are
payed by the PRIVATE sector. If you can afford it, yes, the US HC is top-notch. But the problem is, most people can't pay 30 thousand dollars to save
their child, or even if they can, their whole life will be ruined by paying that single treatment, let alone if the poor soul has another
As far as my knowledge goes, in Canada you have free health-care, which is a way to say that everyone contributes to a health-care system, and in case
YOU need it, you don't have to pay. If you are lucky enough to never need it, then you are a better person for donating 5% of your income for saving
lifes of those who can't afford the minimum help.
Yes, it's a heavy told on any country economy, to keep a national health-care-system. Yes, from afar it may look unfair for those who don't use it.
But I assure you, I sleep better at night knowing that if I get injuried, I get help. And that, although most my taxes go to waste in a stupid
governement, at least some of it is saving people daily, and nobody has to die at the doors of a hospital because they can't afford insurance.
Insurance is for your car, a luxury. Not your life.
Just MY opinion.