Tuesday, November 24, 2009

The US Health Care debacle

Coming from a country that offers health care and seeing how it does work, for everyone, and you still have to option of going the private route, I always thought it was mind boggling that the US didn't have nationalized health care, especially since there are so many working models out there that prove that it can be successfully done.

Today I ready this from Rawstory that supports my thinking:
The United States is the world's richest nation but the only industrialized democracy that does not provide health care coverage to all of its citizens, about 36 million of whom are uninsured.

Several US presidents since Theodore Roosevelt in the early 1900s have sought to overcome the traditional US suspicion of a wider government role in health care.

Washington spends more than double what Britain, France, and Germany do per person on health care, but lags behind other countries in life expectancy and infant mortality, according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
Makes you wonder why Americans are so afraid of something millions of people enjoy worldwide.

Clearly, the health insurance industry in this country excels at spreading falsehoods and fears in the minds of the population, and it works really well.

I doubt that a public options will ever be set up in the US, and that's unfortunate.

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