The US spends more on health care than any other country, and what do we get in return? Lower life expectancy, medical bankruptcy, and reams of red tape. Improved Medicare for all is the only answer.
I am a diabetic type I. My wife and I are currently paying over $15,000.00 per year in medical costs due to the insurance. This is not affordable. It is a 3rd of our income and not sustainable.
Yes or no and why?
There are enormous costs to having Medicaid and Medicare as separate systems. Why not combine them and get rid of all the individual insurance companies that keep raising the cost of healthcare.
With single-payer health care being the norm in many similarly situated nations, why or why wouldn't this system work in the US? Do you believe there is a better way to bring health care costs down?
If so, what will be the first steps you will take to move toward a Medicare-for-all system and if not, why not? What's wrong with a Medicare-for-all Health care system?
In other words, a health care system that would be like Medicare, but for all ages.
Medicare works for millions of people. Why not expand it to the entire US population? If rich people like to buy supplemental coverage, allow them to do so through private insurers.
Big insurance companies consistently record profits & their top execs bring in some of the biggest salaries in the country. Medicare works & is solvent. Why not change to a Medicare for all program?
Given the pros and cons (see link), do the potential cons outweigh the benefits of a single payer system?
The US has the costliest healthcare system in the industrialized world with the worst health outcomes. Medicare could accomplish the same as private insurance with a much lower overhead cost of 1-3%.
Significant increases in doctor bills and drug costs left uncontrolled.
We are one of the world's richest countries who spend more on war than healthcare of its' peoples. France, Sweden, the UK, Canada, and even Iceland do better than us in healthcare.
reduction of insurance company profits and overhead, as well as reduce cost of submission of payment forms to multiple insures by a clinic. health outcomes would also improve.
Is it right that corporate profits are more important than human lives?
The infrastructure is already in place through the Medicare system. Why not provide national health care as a right to all?
The people of the Untied Kingdom rate their satisfaction level with their own healthcare system higher than any country in the World while paying less per capita. Why do we not emulate it?