US is the only developed country to not have it and last time I was discussing about it, some Americans called me a communist. wtf.
Why is the US so against universal healthcare?
What Girls Said 5
Most Americans are in favor of it:
I'd love to know. Its strange for a first world country with PLENTY of resources to treat healthcare like a priviledge.0
I am anti-taxes0
Well because of the high cost. Obamacare was the answer but it got screwed up and drug companies and health insurance companies drive up the costs.0
They want you to have guns, not health.3
What Guys Said 19
most of are in favor of it.
but those who aren't (the insurance companies) have their hands deep in the pockets of money grubbing politicians more concerned with re-election than human welfare0
I'm against it - totally! Universal healthcare means you have a single payer, thus, zero competition. In the US, our capitalist methodology of conducting business means that costs will automatically rise, and almost exponentially.
As for actual HEALTH-care, doctors are forced to accept whatever that system allows for treatment, regardless what they consider best for the patient. Drugs are limited by the system, not whether they help a patient for one simple reason - cost.
It is a MAJOR DISINCENTIVE for new medical treatment, new drug development, and patient care. Typically, universal healthcare limits what doctor's can earn too. I absolutely don't want that shit here in the US!
Finally, Obamacare is an abomination. It was everything EXCEPT about HEALTH or CARE! The sooner we get rid of that AND the govt's control off our health care, the better. People don't trust our govt to run a freakin' lemonade stand. Why the Hell would you PURPOSELY WANT them doing anything that controls your health!0
Because the medical field makes more money than any other organization in the US. It's all about cash.
I'm a free market supporter but even I understand in order to protect your consumers you have to give them quality healthcare at a reasonable price. I think that's the issue, we are worried we'll sacrifice quality for quantity, sure everyone has access but it's shitty access.0
Because they see how well the government runs things. Like the post office, Amtrac, the DMV and they don't want their health care run that poorly.5
Several reasons. But other than the fact universal healthcare sucks and creating it would normalize the entire field to that shitty level..
Because it's fundamentally not a right. Its a commodity. A right is something you can impose on another person. If a doctor is done at the end of their shift and a new patient comes in, with a problem that can wait. Are cops going to come in and arrest that doctor for not staying after? Because he just infringed on your "right" to healthcare.
That's not how it works. You don't have a right to another person's service. They're not your slave.1
Half of us are not against universal healthcare, in fact probably more than half.
It is not possible because of lobbying by healthcare companies, hard resistance from other Americans who oppose government regulation in everything except social customs, and it is not possible because to do such a thing would probably require an amendment to be at all effective, which will never happens, as it requires the approval of 3/4 of the 50 state legislatures + 2/3 of both houses of Congress0
Americans have been primed to be against communism since the red scare where they were terrified of the spread of communism from the Soviet Union. As such they are against any sign of communism.
Also they are extremely selfish in that they only want to pay for something they themselves uses and they are of the opinion that paying for someone elses hospital bill through universal health care will be like taking money from them and giving to those undeserving as well as how it will increase the cost for their own health care.1
They simply lack the political will to get universal health care. I know guys like Sanders and Obama try to work for it, but Republicans just keep shutting them down.0
Most Americans are for universal healthcare, but our government is so fucked up and corrupt. They only care about themselves and Wall Street0
Watch the debate between Ben Shapiro and Chenk and you'll understand0
Because we are kind of stupid like that.0
Most Americans are for it0
same reason college isn't free. they believe we shouldn't have to pay for other peoples healthcare.. and higher tax rates, like in Canada0
The present health care system in America, favors the rich. If you have plenty of money, you can get the best health care in the world, in America. If you don't have enough money, you may die because of it.0
Have you ever had a life serious injury and universal healthcare worked out for you?3
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