posted on Jun, 28 2017 @ 11:59 PM
originally posted by: carewemust
51% of Americans get their health insurance from a JOB. Most employees have the costs of the coverage partially or fully subsidized by the employer.
Best estimates are that Single-Payer would increase the average person's taxes by $4,800 a year.
Would employees be willing to trade away their current health insurance, to get Government healthcare, for a $4,800 per year outlay?
And even with employer-provided health insurance, people pay more than $4,800 a year in their premiums.
I know I pay close to $400/mo even with my employer health insurance.
The kicker is getting people with employer-provided health insurance to give it up, and their "preferential treatment" privilege they think they have,
to get the same healthcare as everyone else.
Let's not forget that even if you break even or save a bit of cash, if you still demand and insist on extra-special, above and beyond care -- you'll
be able to pay cash or even purchase additional private insurance. Wealthy people in Europe currently do this anyway.
So when that lotto ticket finally wins, or Shark Tank picks up your nacho cheese & beer dispenser idea, you'll have the option to get cutting-edge
medical treatment ahead of anyone else still.
And let's drop this "wait time" bullcrap. My S.O. had to wait 3 months in the USA for a surgery from a specialist. It wasn't life-threatening, so she
had to be scheduled. That's how it works. Specialists leave a certain amount of their calendar open for emergencies, but generally if its not life
threatening (like a knee replacement) -- you're going to be scheduled a few months out just like in Canada or Europe.