20 million low income people gaining access to subsidized health care (very cheap)? Increasing taxes on incomes >$250k to pay for it? A good friend of mine has much needed health care on the ACA for like $100 a month. Do you think Trump & Republicans are going to do things you want?
They're currently destroying Obamacare, which is exactly what I want. It's a necessary step on the way to single payer, that Obamacare goes, the quicker the better. They'll likely make such a hackjob of it, people will hate them for decades. Fine. If they're able to draw out the agony for longer than expected, even better.Paul Ryan proudly announced increased health care tax credits for the elderly in the bill.
There is no means of human communication which may not also be a means of deliberate propaganda, because propaganda is simply the establishing of a reciprocal understanding between an individual and a group -Edward Beignet
The fact of the matter is that the hard-working middle class is ***ked no matter who is running the show, or what side of the aisle they reside on. If you're self-employed, it's even worse. Obamacare was not affordable except for the people who mostly did not contribute to it ( or anything, for that matter ) and the current administration's final offering will be no better, probably worse. But please don't let this discussion end up as a he said/she said rant divided along party lines. Blue and Red are two sides of the same coin. The Govt. cannot continue to steal from Peter to pay for Paul, no matter what it is that's being purchased. Unfortunately, the only thing the Govt. is interested in buying is votes. The only fair system would be a Flat Tax, where everyone, regardless of income, pays the exact same percentage. And a Value-Added Tax ( VAT ) the proceeds of which are designated strictly to Health Care.Sadly, never happen here in the USA because there is too much class-warfare, greed and material envy. The Greatness of this Country left the building a long time ago and Trump, nor anyone else, won't be able to bring it back no matter what they promise.
I think every aspect af american politics shows that the rich people run the "show" - do you think "Obamacare" is just another trick to get money from the poorest to the richest ?
America is a capitalist hellscape. I live here. As a Dane, I don't expect you understand what that means. We are buried in parasites (like Obama, congress, various sh*ts in suits and pantsuits) trying to suck the blood from our veins on a 100 % of every minute of every day basis. Come try it, then you can tell us how we should be thinking.
Hi guy, did you read the 2000 words detailing Obamacare's creation and who wrote it, with who's help, I just posted last page? Go back and do that if not. There are google links so you can inform yourself further, if needed.America is a capitalist hellscape. I live here. As a Dane, I don't expect you understand what that means. We are buried in parasites (like Obama, congress, various sh*ts in suits and pantsuits) trying to suck the blood from our veins on a 100 % of every minute of every day basis. Come try it, then you can tell us how we should be thinking.
Look around in your society and find other enemies than your neighbor - all the people behind black windows in big limos, in big powerboats, in big appartments on top of big towers - they are the enemies of the mass of people - focus on them instead !
There's no reason to let people keep the money they made by exploiting the labor of other people, they should have it taxed out of their hands to use for the common good.
America is a capitalist hellscape.
What the mass of people in the US should do is NOT fighting each other but fight them in the blacked limos, private jet ect. ect. and DON'T believe the story they try to tell you. Again and again we have seen that you have the best politicians that money can buy - that's the problem, money is ruling in your country not the mass of people - get organized and do something about it, like your parents and grand parents did in the 1930's but take it further than they did and KEEP it there !
you live in a country where the Labour party committed itself to co-op's and that's tha path to go !
Matthew Stewart owes $62,668.78 for drugs, surgeries, and other treatment. With both bankruptcy and possibly fatal liver failure looming, he doesn't even bother opening his bills anymore, he told The Week. "There was no point. They just upset everyone," he says.Stewart is 29 years old, and was pursuing his Ph.D in American history at Texas Christian University until ill health forced him to withdraw. He lives in Ft. Worth, Texas, with his wife of six years, who is a junior high school teacher in a low-income district. They own their home. Before he came down with complications from cirrhosis caused by autoimmune hepatitis, he says he led a scrupulously healthy lifestyle — he does not drink or do any other non-medical drugs, he says, and was a devoted hiker before disaster struck. And he was insured — indeed, he had a gold plan from the ObamaCare exchanges, the second-best level of plan that you can get.But now he faces imminent bankruptcy and possibly death.The incomprehensible brutality of Stewart's story is an object lesson in how the American health care system mercilessly crushes American citizens when they are at their weakest and most vulnerable. With a liver transplant, Stewart might well live a full life. But before he can even be eligible for one, he must thread his way through a Kafkaesque labyrinth of private and public bureaucracy — and hope he doesn't die before he makes it through.
The population of any three of the five NYC counties is larger than that of Denmark, and considerably more diverse then 96% ethnically danish Denmark. It doesn't scale.
Enjoy your free stuff.
Don't talk about too much or we will all be going over there.
I don't see any reason why it wouldn't scale proportionally.The denser population would mean more tax being generated to cover public healthcare costs, Right?
If anything, a denser population would probably allow for more centralisation of facilities and staff than a sparser population would.
Also, What does diversity or ethnicity have to do with healthcare?
It's not free though, Is it? People pay for it with their taxes, It just means that big pharma doesn't get to take a cut for doing nothing.
As long as the system is properly paid for through tax and politicians ensure adequate funding is maintained in line with population growth, I don't think this would be a problem.
The USA would do well to set up national health service, Like in the UK, As that removes insurers completely from the equation.Of course, Most republicans and democrats are firmly in the pockets of the private health corporations, so that won't happen.