This is a detailed analysis of our healthcare system vs. other countries. Obviously we are last in a comparison of 21 countries. We need to take our health system out of the hands of insurance companies and big pharma and make it a preventative health wellness program with individuals having the right to whatever type of healthcare they choose–including acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine, naturopathic doctors, chiropractic–rather than the current for-profit system.
We need to look at this comparison to other countries and get angry!! We need to take responsibility for our own health as well, instead of thinking we can abuse our bodies for half our lives and then run to a doctor to fix it when they fall apart. Unfortunately, our current system encourages us to pop more pills which affect other organs and create new problems, and discourage our preferences for healthier alternative treatments which are difficult to access without insurance coverage.
During the 2nd presidential debate, Donald Trump accused Hillary Clinton of wanting single payer:
She wants to go to a single-payer plan, which would be a disaster. Somewhat similar to Canada. And if you ever noticed the Canadians–when they need a big operation when something happens, they come into the United States in many cases because their system is so slow, it’s catastrophic in certain ways. But, she wants to go to single payer which means the government basically rules everything.
As a matter of fact this is not Clinton’s position–she has advocated for a public option but not a wholesale replacement of the private sector healthcare system. During the primary she attacked Bernie Sanders’ single payer plan as politically unfeasible:
People who have health emergencies can’t wait for us to have a theoretical debate about some better idea that will never, ever come to pass.
Amusingly, Donald Trump has
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