What do you think of Universal healthcare?
The US has one of the higher reates of infant and maternal mortaility for industralized countries. We need some work.
I love it. I've had it all my life and wouldn't live anywhere that doesn't have it. I never have to worry about if I can afford to see a doctor or not and I don't have to wait for approval for treatment. If I have a problem, I pick up the phone and make an appointment and never have to think twice about it. It's not a perfect system but it's better than not having any health care at all.
Answer by beeky at 7:58 AM on Jul. 22, 2010
Answer by Carpy at 7:55 AM on Jul. 22, 2010
Carpy is right. You need to know how the data is reported and collected. Here is a paper explaining the national differences:
Don't Fall Prey to Propaganda: Life Expectancy and Infant Mortality are Unreliable Measures for Comparing the U.S. Health Care System to Others
Answer by mancosmomma at 10:22 AM on Jul. 22, 2010
In case you don't want to read the whole thing, here is the conclusion:
Life expectancy and infant mortality are wholly inadequate comparative measures for health care systems. Life expectancy is influenced by a host of factors other than a health care system, while infant mortality is measured inconsistently across nations. Neither of these measures provides the United States with conclusive guidance on health care policy, let alone serve as reliable evidence that a system of universal health care "should be implemented in the United States."24
Answer by mancosmomma at 10:26 AM on Jul. 22, 2010
Answer by Bezu at 8:41 AM on Jul. 22, 2010
The US is too large of a nation to take on UHC.... WHO is going to pay for it? What care are YOU willing to lose? What care can you deal with being rationed? There is no logical way the US (at the size it is) can take on UHC without severe sacrifices...
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 12:40 PM on Jul. 22, 2010
Answer by MunchMunch at 9:37 AM on Jul. 22, 2010
Answer by itsmesteph11 at 9:58 AM on Jul. 22, 2010
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