posted on Apr, 26 2013 @ 06:00 AM
Originally posted by Ironclad
reply to post by MrInquisitive
Australia has had a Healthcare system in place for many, many years. Everyone contributes, everyone gets treated weather they can afford it or not.
Your proposed system is very similar, from what information I have read/heard about it.
Why are Americans so against doing their part for those of their own creed, who may need help when they become sick.
Or do most americans believe that those less fortunate don't deserve to be made well again?
Don't know what to tell you. Seems a lot of 'Murikens have been told horror stories about health care in England and Canada, even though some
Americans try to sneak into Canada for health care and smuggle medications bought more cheaply from there.
Also 'Murikens are brainwashed into thinking socialism is a terrible thing, almost as bad as communism, even though various aspects of the US system
are socialistic programs.
Then there is the fact that 'Murikens have the worst case of cognitive dissonance of any people in the world. People like the program Medicare for
old folks, but don't think other people should also be provided health care at the expense of the government.
We've got this dog-eat-dog society in which people will take insufferable jobs in large part because of the health benefits, and then will be
thankful for the crappy health plan it actually is, knowing if they didn't have even this crumb of help, they would be up a creek if they had a major
Basically our system has been ingrained into us by society as it has come to be structured, and people don't know enough to expect better. And then
there is the fact that we are continually scared by our government into fearing one existential threat after another -- whether it be communists,
drugged-out hippies, Islamofascists or whatever the scare du jeur is, and thus happy to squander our nation's treasure on pointless defense
expenditure, which are essentially corporate welfare and providing goons to help US corporations control the resources of other countries.
The corporate news media is, of course, owned by companies with links to the established health care industry, so you won't see/hear reasoned
discussion of how health care is handled in most other western, industrialized nations. And the politicians are bought and paid for by the same
interests, so don't expect them to lead us out of the health-care crisis wilderness.