HiddenCounter wrote:First off,
would you say the united states current health care system is good?
I am going to speak from experience. My uncle who lives in Canada needed a heart transplant. Well he was put on the waiting list for about two years. Wooh! Bums who didn't work a day in their life got medicine before him and he ended up having his life endangered.
Common Sense Reasons
We'd need more Doctors, so the quality of Doctors and Medicine would go down.
And remember when Canada had to transfer a bunch of their patients to America to handle it for them.
They couldn't handle the surplus!
I would write more but I got to go.
You have a point in terms of the logistics of universal healthcare. However, I don't believe health coverage should be a sign of status either. Healthcare to me is a right not as much as a privelege. Iindividually we all need to do more to prevent what is preventable. That would ease a lot of the problems, but we don't. Just because someone is a "bum" , it doesn't make them less valuable as human beings. Trust me, i've seen that side of it and the fact of the matter is if people are sick they are sick, and the poorest people have no options but to jam up emergency room with non emergencies. I'm not a politics kind of person, i just go on my experience. I'm sure if you have coverage you feel the system is not too bad, but when you don't have anything, the system as it currently stands is fucked. I've been on both sides.