I live in Oklahoma and we don’t want her
I don't blame you. I'm stuck with Nancy Pelosi & Kamala Harris in California.
You really need to leave that shithole state
I would, except employment is keeping me here. But as soon as I retire...
I’m sorry. There are much cheaper places to live
So you need to split out two things here. Healthcare, and health insurance. They're two separate entities. Obamacare did nothing but clusterfuck both of them. It's not capitalism. We (in the US) need to radically change our healthcare system. 1) eliminate tying our insurance to our employer. Many of us get our health insurance from our employer. This prevents us from shopping around for the best deal.2) Eliminate restrictions for searching for insurance providers. Many insurers cannot compete across state lines3) possibly eliminate insurance altogether except for catastrophic care. For example, you don't have insurance on your car to pay for oil changes.
I agree that people should not be forced to buy healthcare plans from anyone, and they should accept the consequences if they don't.But I think you are missing the point about socialized medicine.Have you ever looked at NHS's waiting times?www.nhsinform.scot/.../waiting-timesThere is no such "waiting time" charts in the US except with government operated healthcare, such as the Veteran's Administration, which is practically indistinguishable from NHS.See the 18 weeks standard for referral to treatment? With the US private system, that is typically a few hours to a few days, depending on the seriousness of the condition. You visit the doctor with a pain in the morning, and he thinks it might be cancer, you get an MRI before you leave.
@WalterRadio the waiting times are minimal in most cases and you can still go private
" in most cases and you can still go private"So what you are saying is that the government run system is inferior to the private system.
@WalterRadio it's not inferior, it provides very basic care that you can't get in most countries unless you've serious money.
If it is not inferior, then why would anyone pay out of pocket for private care?
@WalterRadio well it's the same in America. There's levels of care, if your health insurance won't cover it then it won't. At least the NHS do what they can.
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