Discussion in 'Healthcare/Insurance/Govt Healthcare' started by Avatar4321, Feb 1, 2010.
Exactly how many people will you keep from dying?
Eventually everyone dies so, ultimately, no one. On the other hand, nationalized health care likely will delay the deaths of millions by giving them access to health care they now do not have.
Succeed at nationalizing healthcare?
Not gonna happen.
They couldn't even get bill without a public option passed with a nearly filibusterproof majority.
"Exactly?" Nobody could give you that number. They could probably give you a number that would be debatable till the end of time. I honestly do think it would help more people, and I'm sure it would cost people more money out of their pocket.
Like they say, you can't take it with you.............
Healthcare has already been partially nationalized. Nearly half of all healthcare expenditures is paid for by the government.
If health care is nationalized and every American has access to a doctor, then I would guess that every American would have an annual check up and many preventable diseases would be caught early thus reducing expensive hospital stays and long-term care and deaths. But does health care need to be nationalized in order to guarantee every American be able to see a doctor once a year for a check up? I don't think so. I think there are other options to promote preventive medicine and increase access to doctors.
A good many that at present have no health insurance.
And the total cost of health care in this nation will go down, longevity will go up. We saw this happen in Canada.
Today we pay over 18% of our GDP for health care, and do not cover a significant portion of our citizens. Japan pays 8% of their GDP, and covers all of their citizens.
There are many differant approachs to universal health care out there, almost all doing a far better job at a lessor price than the system we have in this nation.
Look at the survival rates. Looks like we must be doing something right without nationalizing HC.
ACS :: Study Compares U.S. and European Survival Rates
how so?.....way to many people with ins. dont go for these check ups....or they keep putting them off for one reason or another....i dont see much change happening in that dept.....
Rocks....this has been discussed many times and yet you keep on ignoring it.....Longevity has more to do with lifestyle than a great health care system....if a person takes shitty care of themselves....not even Dr. McCoy can help them....
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