Would you think the U.S. would be better off if it had this?
why or why not?
Answer by sidzwif at 3:56 PM on Feb. 26, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 4:00 PM on Feb. 26, 2009
Answer by kate_e at 4:10 PM on Feb. 26, 2009
I have lived with universal healthcare all my life and I can tell you that the government does not have any control in the doctor/patient relationship.
Personally I don't think socialised health care systems like Britain's and Canada's would work in the US. You just have way too many people.
I think your government needs to take a stand against the insurance companies. Force them to cover treatment, not allow people to be denied for coverage and payments need to capped for starters.
Answer by beeky at 4:16 PM on Feb. 26, 2009
No, it would be horrid! It's called communism! While I think the government does need to take some steps to LOWER the cost of healthcare I don't believe that government controlled anything is a good thing. I should be the one that makes the decisions about my health. I should have the right to pick and choose where and who my money goes to. That includes having or not having insurance or other health care benefits programs. Universal Healthcare would be FAR from FREE! Our taxes would go WAY up in order to pay for all those people that run to the ER for every little thing. You also need to realize that with a universal program people take advantage! Doctors and patients. There are unnecessary tests run and unnecessary treatments given to make the doctors money and to pacify patients with no real options. Who pays for that? Everyone else. Who sits of waiting lists and can't get the care they need NOW, everyone else. Not Good!
Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 4:22 PM on Feb. 26, 2009
Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 4:25 PM on Feb. 26, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 1:52 AM on Feb. 27, 2009
Answer by PrydferthMenyw at 5:44 AM on Feb. 27, 2009
Imagine the governement telling you what you can and cannot do for healthcare. What surgeries you can and cannot have according to medical necessity whether you want it or not.
How did your research lead you to this conclusion? Because in the two countries where I have lived (both with universal health care) this is most definitely NOT the case.
Answer by beeky at 7:03 AM on Feb. 27, 2009