It does in the form of welfare for poor people. But many of us don't want the government in our lives that deeply.
What we really need is someone to stop the monopoly of the health care givers and drug companies. It is them who have priced us out of affordable health care...
The Us does to a point with Medicaid and Medicare- but its so clusterfkkkd- and there is so much waste you'd hardly know it
I'm with you
Because medicine is big business and has a lot of influence on politicians, because to fund such a program means the rich might have to pay more in taxes instead of less, because the extreme right wing believes the government should just let people who can't afford insurance suffer because it's their own fault for not having the money for insurance.
Because countries like England and France that have it are seeing it drive them broke faster than we are going broke.
Socialized medicine is hardly the only cause of the financial problems of these countries; if they could get people actually working and off the dole, the medicine would be easy to deal with. Though, from what I've heard, the British medical system is not as efficient as the US's.
To paraphrase Scrooge--Let the poor die and decrease the excess population
Right--if they weren't lazy they'd be out there working at all those jobs that don't exist.
tablets are a new curencey.
i think so. a more compassionate system, i think ours is somewhat based on socialisim where as americas is big business.
2 am iggy i am gonna try and ger some shut eye, good night all you good folks
Thanks for the interest--so many of us are being victimized by the rich. Oil companies, banks, etc--all getting rich while the middle class is sinking into poverty at their hands.
Have you looked at bank stocks lately? How about oil stocks. The performance doesn't match the rhetoric. Yes, oil companies make tons of money - but they are also some of the most widely distributed stocks in the world. Any amount of money spread a lot of ways doesn't become huge profits anymore. Chances are you have oil stockings in a 401K investment plan or pension and don't even know it. Most do.
$4,000 to walk in the door--I don't think they need funding. I will never do that again--I'll take my chances next time.
The sad thing is that the US government spends tons of money (about 50% of all healthcare spending is done by the government), and only covers a tiny percentage of the population (govt workers, veterans, the old and poor).
socialized medicine is laughable
if you got seriously ill. where would you go in the world? be honest
Healthcare is a part of capitalism and money is god and king in the good old USA.
chips i appreciate your honesty and i didnt mean to offend. However the idea of socialized med. does not sit well with me.