Rural US - A Third World Country for Healthcare

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    I don't know how many of you remember Wild Kingdom with Marlin Perkins and the young guy who worked with him, I think Stan Brock.

    Well Mr. Brock these days is working with an organization that intially was bringing volunteer doctors, nurses, clinicians, etc. togehter to bring free medical care to some of the third world countries.

    Today he is still doing this but has now cut back on third world countries to bring this basic health to Americans in some of our rural settings.

    Ain't it the shits, the in this land of plenty where a CEO from Lockheed gets a 66% raise to 23 million a year and our politicians have the best medical care in the country, many average hard working Americans don't have access to basic health care.

    I bet it's all their fault. Bad choices they made in life. :eusa_wall:

    It's time for univesal health care. NOT SOCIALIZED HEALTHCARE.

    We need some program like medicare or medicaid where we pay in and the government pays in and gives access to all Americans to decent healthcare.

    Did you know that the Administrative costs of Medicare are lower than private practice?
     
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    What's the difference between universal and socialized except the latter calls it what it is while the former is a snow job?
     
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    Difference between universal and "socialised" system....A single-payer system?
     
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    Universal health care means everyone is covered. I strongly support universal health care. I do not necessarily support socialized health care, however. I don't believe it is necessary for everyone to be in a government system.
     
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    I guess 'to what extent' is the million dollar question. I think everyone knows that if you need health care, by law, you have to be treated. So I have to assume you mean something above and beyond that. What do you propose be covered? Who should be covered?
     
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    First, he says:
    THEN he says:
    :rofl:
     
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    Incorrect. If you need emergency health care, you have to be treated. That is a very narrow and shortsighted version of what health care means.
     
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    If that's your definition of socialized health care, then America already has it since nearly half of all medical spending in this country goes towards medical services.
     
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    Socialism:
    Where the state owns and/or controls the means of producing/distributing of wealth, with the redistribution of wealth via the welfare state.

    Medicare/medicade are programs where the state provides/controls the 'production' and distribution of health care, and thru these programs, redistributes wealth.

    Hard to see how they are not socialized medicine.
    Thus the :rofl:
     

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