Americans do you want universal healthcare? Why/why not? by QuestionGuy September 6, 2021, 12:51 am Americans do you want universal healthcare? Why/why not? What do you think? 12 Points Upvote Downvote AmericansAskAskMeHealthcareQuestion and AnswerUniversalWhywhy See more Previous article TIL that the SS established a special Nazi Aryan breeding program in Norway called Lebensborn. Thousands of these children are still alive today, and one of the most famous is ABBA’s Anni-Frid Lyngstad. Next article TIL about the Order of the White Feather, founded by a British admiral so women could give out feathers to men to shame them to sign up for WWI. They were widely hated for harassing men who weren’t allowed to enlist and soldiers who were on leave or medically discharged. 43 Comments Leave a Reply Yessss Log in to Reply Yes. I don’t think it’s fair for someone to have to decide between feeding their family or taking insulin for their diabetes, or going to the hospital because they’re sick. Log in to Reply I am loaded. I want universal healthcare since one of my benefits is fully paid health by my employer (software professional). I can ask for that money and my boss will probably give it to me to keep me from being given a better deal elsewhere. Universal healthcare can literally only make me more money. Log in to Reply There’s really no good argument against it. Most I ever hear is some sort of commie rhetoric or “look at Venezuela”. Yet completely ignoring the fact that there’s much more wrong in Venezuela to cause Healthcare issues than the national Healthcare itself. Log in to Reply A million times yes! Log in to Reply I don’t want to change providers every time I change jobs. I also don’t want to prop up an insurance industry worth billions of dollars. So, yeah. Log in to Reply Yes please! Log in to Reply Yes. Because the current system is not effective for our needs going forward. Log in to Reply People act like it’s this crazy luxury to be able to go to the doctors. Everyone should be able to go. That’s a basic human right. Where I live I couldn’t afford healthcare for my child for years. Should never NOT be able to take my kid to the doctors. You should never not be able to see a dentist. You should never avoid a major problem because you can’t afford to get it checked out. Would it be easy to achieve? No. Impossible? NO. I don’t understand the people who buck free healthcare so bad. Like what do you have against people going to the doctors. It’s not you who needs to be taxed more for it. It’s the Rich who don’t get taxed at all who should pay their dues. Log in to Reply Yes. Costs are out of control. Log in to Reply We are already paying enough taxes to have it. Yes I want it. I don’t even go to the hospital or doctor because I can’t afford it. Log in to Reply Yes. Because no person should have to sacrifice their quality of life in the name of being healthy. Log in to Reply Yes. Do you know how fucking expensive that shit is? Log in to Reply yes. too many people do not have the medical care they need. you shouldn’t have to choose between your psych meds and your heart meds because you can’t afford them together. Log in to Reply Yes please it’s unacceptable what stuff cost. Log in to Reply Yes, it will improve the standard of living greatly. That alone means so much. Even from an economic standpoint it means more people can work. Log in to Reply I am on human growth hormone for adult growth hormone deficiency. That prescription alone is in the hundreds of dollars. In fact, the main reason we can afford my prescriptions is because I’m on my mother’s health insurance for her work. The moment that changes (i. e. she retires) my prescription costs go through the roof. So, yeah universal healthcare would be a big help Log in to Reply We do, we just see how horribly the gov operates the VA. If they could properly manage hospitals and control drug costs, it would be more supported Log in to Reply Jesus wouldn’t want us to have it. Log in to Reply As long as it’s cheap. Yes. Log in to Reply Sure I guess. Log in to Reply YES. Because helping people is GOOD. Because if we have the chance to help our fellow man we Should. And if that doesn’t do it for you – if being Good just doesn’t fucking matter – then just because I’m tired of paying WAAAY too much to insurance companies to get between me and health care and take a huge ass fucking cut. There’s no good in the current system, not in design, not in morality, not in efficiency, not in actual care, not in money getting to the people doing it, not in any way shape or form. And if any god damned idiot wants to scream free market at me or try to say it’ll correct itself – that only works when the buyers get to make informed choices – you don’t have a choice when you’re fucking dying to do comparative shopping, *plus* they obscure the shit out of the information, *plus* they lie, *plus* they cheat, *plus* it’s not told to you until after the fact AND I’ll repeat – You can’t make informed decisions when you’re fucking dying. Jesus this shit isn’t that complicated. Rich people like it the way it is cause they’re getting rich off it. And I don’t mean the doctors, I mean the fucking Insurance Company CEOs and big ass companies with lobbyists. If you won’t do it for the common man… just do it so you get fucked over a little less yourself. Log in to Reply Don’t need it. But okay with having it so long as my costs do not go up and quality of care does not go down. Have my doubts either of those will be true however. Log in to Reply Negative. Ask someone how VA medical treatment goes. It’s not pretty. Log in to Reply I’m too young to understand healthcare correctly(16). From what I understand though, the healthcare here is better in terms of quality, it will just cost you a limb in the process. Also some jobs do offer ‘free’ healthcare included. Log in to Reply No, our government fucks up everything it gets a hold of, there is nothing effective and efficient that I’ve seen from the US government. Log in to Reply No. I have relatives and friends that live in Canada with Universal healthcare. They are taxed very high on everything they buy (I think 25% – and I’m sure there is a Canadian that will correct me, please). Also they do not get healthcare a quickly as we do, especially emergent care. A friends young daughter died of cancer because she had to wait months for tests and by then the cancer had spread out of control. Here she would most likely be alive. My uncle couldn’t get testing for months for a problem with his carotid arteries (here that is an emergency) and by the time he got it one was completely closed and other so far closed it was to late to do surgery to open it and he would get very dizzy if he turned his neck to far. Canadians have good insurance for healthy people, but if unhealthy you are dead. Also they can’t get any organ transplants after age 65 because government feels they are no good. Here you can and live another 20 years. A lot of nurses from Canada are willing to pay for American health insurance out of their paycheck because they can cross the bridge (I’m in Detroit area) and get immediate care and tests. Log in to Reply I do 100% think we should have it, but we’re fucked. It would be a meltdown. We are 90% idiocracy at this point. We barely function. One of two outcomes would most likely happen. 1. People (especially the ones who would benefit from it the most) would fight it tooth and nail and protest. Russian trolls capitalize on this opportunity to incite revolution. Josh Hawley becomes President. Praise be. 2. It’s put in place and it gains enough momentum to keep going and becomes the medical industrial machine. Medical companies line the pockets of the legislators who regulate the costs. Like I said we’re fucked. If we wanted a baby step that might actually work, we could legislate that your first 20 primary care doctor visits per year were covered. This would probably cover 40% of people. From there maybe we could slowly expand. Log in to Reply People don’t understand how long it takes to get treatment sometimes in countries with free healthcare, I’d rather pay for treatment now than wait 6-7 months to get treatment later. Log in to Reply I do not, because there is no way to pay for it. There’s a reason the politicians like Bernie that are always pushing for it refuse to say how they’ll pay for it – because they know there’s no way to come up with the money. During the 2020 election primaries, Liz Warren was the only one to release a plan for how she’d pay for universal healtcare, which she pegged at $52trillion. It was all wishful thinking that would have required several once-in-a-generation legislative actions to achieve. “But what about XYZ nordic country?” A country of 9 million thin swedes is different then a nation of 350 million with 60% obesity rate. Log in to Reply I’m Canadian and universal healthcare sucks! Taxes up the assss, up to 12hour waits. Fuck I fell off a ladder at work and went to the er in pain and still waited 6h, haven’t been seen while drugged out addicts are being sent in left and right for their fooooking fix yaya that’s where my tax money goes. Log in to Reply No. I’m afraid we’d have to wait too long and we’d die waiting for a doctor at the hospital. Log in to Reply Try getting a job and you won’t need it Log in to Reply I’ve heard it takes a very long time to get treatment. Log in to Reply Yes, don’t really think I need to justify it Log in to Reply No, if people are too stupid to get vaccinated because they think their essential oils and immune systems are guaranteed to protect them, I’m not paying their hospital bills when they get sick af. I do, however, think prices of life saving medicine should be regulated so that they are affordable for people who truly need it. Log in to Reply I’d like it but I’m hesitant to trust the competence of a behemoth that couldn’t build a working website with $840 million. Log in to Reply Absolutely. I feel anyone who is opposed to universal healthcare just really hasn’t taken a look at the numbers. Virtually every American (yes, you) stands to save money with a universal healthcare system. Every other developed nation is paying around 1/3 to 1/2 our healthcare costs per capita, with similar quality of care metrics. Anyone who wants to pay 2x to 3x the price for the same service is an idiot, full stop. Log in to Reply Absolutely. And I would happily pay more taxes to make it happen. Everyone deserves the opportunity of early diagnoses, everyone deserves medication to heal, everyone deserve a quality life. I didn’t get glasses until I was 26 because I was afraid of the cost. I still have my wisdom teeth that flair up sometimes and cause pain. I want to contribute so people aren’t financially ruined for being in an accident. Log in to Reply No. The government has already monopolized health care and driven prices through the roof. Even if they provide “free” healthcare, the citizenry still has to pay for it in some form or another. I’d love to see a true return to open market healthcare practices, like we has in the late 1800s/early 1900s, where the average citizen could get comprehensive care for an entire year for about the cost of a single day’s wages. There’s no need for the government to steal your money and charge you obscene fees by way of taxation just to receive a watered down version of healthcare. Log in to Reply I’d like to work on pricing first then get Oprah healthcare. Log in to Reply When almost half of my income goes towards taxes and my government expects me to pay another 1/3 for a 20% discount on astronomically inflated medical bills… I choose death. I’m literally dying right now 😆 But hey, at least the Taliban has updated gear and our politicians have a steady 6 figure income. Log in to Reply If I’m going to be charged through taxes for other peoples needs then no, I’m not going to be for it Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.