Wednesday, June 21, 2017

AMERICA - Universal Health Care

In the debate about health care in the U.S. there are many claims going around.  One is Universal Health Care whose champion is Bernie Sanders.

Universal Health Care:

"Universal health care, sometimes referred to as universal health coverage, universal coverage, or universal care, usually refers to a health care system that provides health care and financial protection to all citizens of a particular country.  It is organized around providing a specified package of benefits to all members of a society with the end goal of providing financial risk protection, improved access to health services, and improved health outcomes.  Universal health care is not one-size-fits-all and does not imply coverage for all people for everything.  Universal health care can be determined by three critical dimensions: who is covered, what services are covered, and how much of the cost is covered.  It is described by the World Health Organization as a situation where citizens can access health services without incurring financial hardship. U.N. member states have agreed to work toward universal health coverage by 2030." - Wikipedia

As of 2009, 58 countries have legislation mandating universal health care and have actually reached >90% health insurance coverage and >90% skilled birth attendance.

The cost and spending on Health Care:

It is hard to argue with the numbers.

The U.S. spends MORE than any other nation and we get Trumpcare.

Here's another argument:

  1.  $200 billion tax cut!
  2.  $2.2 trillion saved by NOT needing private heath care!

Of course the reason we are not getting Universal Health Care is item #2.

It would be a $2.2 trillion loss to health insurance industry (aka extortionists).  And they have bought the loyalty of politicians.

Reminder:  Health care PROVIDERS (doctors, hospitals, HMOs, etc) would not loose money, they will get more with 100% coverage.  The health insurance industry are middle-men.

We don't get a less costly Universal Health Care because of GREED!

Don't believe the lies, especially by the Republican Party.

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