America the Only Developed Country Without Universal Healthcare

Posted: July 10, 2017 in Uncategorized

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The cost of medical care in America (thanks to the big cut taken by private health insurance companies) is double the annual per capita amount in other developed countries, why it’s the leading cause of personal bankruptcies.

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Global Research, July 09, 2017

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Nations providing universal coverage offer one of three forms for their people: 

1. government provided single-payer; 

2. two-tier providing basic care, along with secondary coverage offering more services based on the ability to pay; and

3. mandate insurance from an employer or individually purchased, supplementing national coverage.

Countries offering universal coverage by date established and type system are the following: 

Norway, 1912, single payer 

New Zealand, 1938, two tier 

Japan, 1938, single payer 

Germany, 1941, insurance mandate 

Belgium,1945, insurance mandate 

Britain, 1948, single payer 

Kuwait, 1950, single payer 

Sweden, 1955, single payer 

Bahrain, 1957, single payer 

Brunei,1958, single payer 

Cuba, 1959, single payer (constitutionally mandated) 

Canada, 1966, single payer 

The Netherlands…

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  1. futuret says:

    I REALLY DO NOT CARE FOR UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE, I JUST WANT FINANCIAL INDEPENDENCE AWAY FROM EVERYONE AND DESIGN MY OWN HEALTH CARE. GIVE YOU A FOR INSTANCE, I AM A LADY WHO JUST TURNED 64 ON THE 28TH OF JUNE, WHY IN THE HELL I NEED MATERNITY CARE, I NEED SOME SENIOR CARE. WE SHOULD ALL BE ABLE TO DESIGN OUR OWN INSURANCE POLICIES AND COMPETE OVER STATE LINES. AS FOR MEDICARE AND MEDICAID, THAT SHOULD BE REORGANIZED AS A SAFETY NET WITH GUIDELINES. JUST LET ME BE FINANCIALLY INDEPENDENT AND DO MY OWN THING AND NOT THE GOVERNMENT’S THING. KEEP YOUR HANDS OFF OF MY MONEY, WHERE IT DOES NOT BELONG.

    • Futuret, I don’t need maternity care, either, but I would rather pay for women to have maternity care then for all the social problems caused by the absence of maternity care – drug abuse, gangs, crime, rape, domestic violence, etc. Children resulting from pregnancies where there is no prenatal care result in major (expensive) social problems for the rest of us.

      • futuret says:

        THIS WHERE WE REORGANIZE MEDICAID FOR THOSE IN SPECIALIZE CIRCUMSTANCES. WE SHOULD IN SOCIETY ENCOURAGE MARRIAGE AND REMEMBER THAT BOTH THE MOTHER AS WELL AS THE FATHER ARE EQUALLY IMPORTANT. THERE IS ONE THING I CAN NEVER ACCEPT, IS TWO PEOPLE HAVING CHILDREN WITHOUT THE BENEFIT OF MARRIAGE. PEOPLE OF REPRODUCTIVE AGES SHOULD BE MARRIED. THOSE WHO CAN NOT REPRODUCE AND ARE SENIOR FOR EXAMPLE CAN MAKE THEIR OWN CHOICES. I FIRMLY BELIEVE THAT IF A MAN RESULTS A WOMAN IN CONCEIVING A CHILD, THEN BOTH OF THEM ARE OBLIGATED TO MARRY EACH OTHER. I ALSO DO NOT ACCEPT AFFAIR OUTSIDE OF MARRIAGE. WE HAVE FOR TOO LONG A TIME NEGLECTED AND HAVE NOT ACKNOWLEDGED THE FAMILY UNIT.

  2. Of course it would have to be the US showing its callous disregard for the wellbeing of a complete society. It is silly that this could best be dealt with individually as is clearly demonstrated by millions not getting essential medical care.
    Sadly, being in jail is often the last refuge for those in need of some care, especially those with mental illnesses.
    As sad society once great.

    • futuret says:

      WE SHOULD CARE FOR THE HELPLESS, BUT THOSE THAT ARE HELPLESS, WE SHOULD MAKE THEM HELPFUL AS MUCH AS WE POSSIBLY ONLY THE HEAVENLY FATHER AND CREATOR YAHVEH CAN SOLVE MANKIND PROBLEMS AND WHEN JESUS CHRIST RETURNS, WE SHALL HAVE ETERNAL IMMORTALITY WITH PERFECTION. WE DO NEED TO HELP THE MENTALLY ILL. WE ALSO MUST REALIZE THAT IF EVERYTHING IS GIVEN FOR FREE THERE IS NO ECONOMY. PEOPLE CAN NOT BE ALLOWED TO SOLELY RELY ON GOVERNMENT, THEY MUST DO EVERYTHING THEY CAN TO RELY ON THEMSELVES. SINCE PEOPLE RELY ON GOVERNMENT SO MUCH, WE ARE ONLY USED AS THEIR TOOLS, INSTRUMENTS, AND COMMODITIES FOR WHATEVER MISSIONS THEY SO CHOOSE. PEOPLE DO NOT REALIZE THAT THEY SHOULD BE THE BODY OF THE GOVERNMENT AND NOT POLITICIANS, ELECTED OFFICIALS, OR WORLD LEADERS. THE LESS GOVERNMENT THE BETTER!!! IF PEOPLE COULD ONLY WAKE UP IN THE MORNING AND HAVE AN OVERWHELMING DESIRE TO DO WHAT IS RIGHT INSTEAD OF WICKEDNESS, LIES, DECEIT, AND CORRUPTION THINGS WOULD BE DIFFERENT THAN WHAT IT IS NOW. IF ONLY EMPLOYER AND EMPLOYEE HAD THIS AS WELL

    • I agree totally, gerard. The result of this callous disregard is a situation where entire cities – like Baltimore for example – are descending into total anarchy.

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