Universal Health Care Is Just Around the Corner

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    1.85 million Americans go bankrupt every year because of catastrophic medical bills.

    The greatest country in the world should have the greatest healthcare system in the world with the best medical outcomes achieved at the lowest costs.
     
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    I settle for merely adaquate, to be honest.
     
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    Can't see it.

    Too much opposition to universal healthcare.
     
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    Cool.

    Wackos like you will have access to the meds they so desperately need.
     
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    I think you will find there is a bit of a trade off there. I don't whether it is intentional or not but you use the same word - system - that the WHO uses in it's report in ranking countries. In it the U.S. is rated rather low however it and you place an inordinate emphasis on cost of services when ranking the quality of health care systems.

    Under the current system one for UHC might argue what good is a top notch technology, physicians, resources etc. if people can't afford them? The other side of that is what good is cheap healthcare if it is of poor quality?

    Your other interesting argument is money. The notion that because we have money we should be able to fix everything is pretty ridiculous. it is a notion that totally disregards human behavior and absolves people of responsibility. Such a system has to be paid for somehow. So how much out of your paycheck are you willing to turn over to be babysat all your life?
     
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    universal health care is failing in canada and england. i really don't see people's fascination with it.
     
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    The doctors are for it, and the people are for it.

    The truth of the matter is we already have universal healthcare, just an expensive, bloated, inefficient, crappy version of it.
     
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    Every other Western democracy has universal healthcare, and they pay HALF per capita what we pay for healthcare. Why? Because a single payer system has inherent cost savings.
     
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    you guys should do some research. universal health care is failing in canada and england. of course none of you have the mental aptitude to actually research the negatives of an issue you believe in, but hey, love is blind(aww 0bama is soooooo pretty, isn't he?).
     
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    Really? Doesn't the majority back universal health care?

    http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/01/washington/01cnd-poll.html

    ABC News: Majority of Americans Want Massachusetts-Style Health Law

    Poll: The Politics Of Health Care, Most Americans Favor Universal Health Care, Give Democrats Edge On Improving System - CBS News

    Poll Shows Strong Public Support For Range of Health Practices - WSJ.com

    Maybe somtimes it's worth it to listen to the polls?
     

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