In a new Harris Poll survey, cost was the most common criticism
What a surprise , but is it, well my surprise is that it is only 70% for, although I have no first hand experience of the American Health Care System from what I hear I wouldn’t be surprsied if it is much nearer 100% or even 100%.
It goes without saying that no health care system would be 100% effective, but the American system is not geared to care, but how much you can afford, even with the best health insurance available.
For when health care is required it should be purely based on needs and not what an insurance company is prepared to pay for.
It has not been unknown in America that for some people who are believed to be very rich and in fact were, when on becoming ill their rich evaporated and to some extent became somewhat poor.
Most countries have some form of universal health care, but not America, where the ability to pay is the most important criteria. So can’t pay means, more likely, insufficient health care in America or you could be made bankrupt.
Health conditions can cause many worries, but the the ability to pay or more likely the inability to pay will cause even more worries, so your health becomes much worse.
While universal health care works in most other countries to a major degree, many Americans are against it for a number of reasons. Many Americans believe Universal health care is based on a socialist agenda and in some respects it is, but amazingly many Americans associate socialist with communism, which it is not.
While communism is a form of socialism, where everyone is assumed to be equal, but with communism some are so much more equal than others and these are the leaders, certainly the President and family and others who are close associates. With most others being very poor, but due to, in many instances closed borders and certainly political propaganda they are led to believe that they are equal and much better off than they would be in other countries, which they have no ability to see and make their own opinions.
But most socialism is nowhere near communistic and while equality will not be there for all, most people are much more equal than they would be in communist countries.
Universal health care can be costly, so means of affording it have to be found and this may well be through taxation, just as it is in the UK. But the cost per head of population is nowhere as large as the cost per population of the American health care system, where great profits are made though the owners and companies operating the the health insusrance. So, rather than going on health, much of the cost is providing dividends to share holders and owners of insurance companies. So, it is health costs for profit and not for health care, which is the total basis of American health care.
So it is not all all surprising that around 70% of Americans say their health care system fails them and the most surprising fact is that it is not 100%.
Really the American health care system is a crime, well it should be.
Freedom is not really there in America, unless you have the ability to pay for it, so rather than being the ‘Land of the Free, it is the Land of the Rich and Selfish and Human Rights are seldom respected.
Source: Most Americans Say the Health Care System Fails Them | Time