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It should definitely be more affordable, "free" healthcare would mean higher taxes.


That's not a bad thing.

Some people can't afford healthcare even when it's affordable.
In said situations tax should cover helping them.
"Free" healthcare isn't a bad idea, just as PeripheralVisionary said, the money has to come from somewhere.
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I like not having to wait 3 months to visit the doctor so I think I'll stick with my for-profit healthcare thanks
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Only if the gov wants to keep it's voters alive.
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Right America has blah blah blah, nothing said on the topic matter anymore! One can simply check where the nation falls on the chart of health care in the world and wonder! Highest in cost lowest in care provided and blah blah blah highest in insurance costs lowest in getting care from those same insurance providers! Blah blah blah costs will always go up! Care will be the same! Nothing will change! It said medical causes many house holds to fold when cancer or other major illnesses come calling! Yet regulations allowed companies like DuPont to dump chemicals into rivers for years! Causing those same cancers and major illnesses! Just one recent expample!
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Well, depends on the country.

Free healthcare in the USA? No, way too hard to implement. Let the GOP win and lets see what happens.
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To be honest, I don't think it should, although I firmly believe that the healthcare in many countries is outrageously priced. Cost has to come from somewhere, and I fear that "free healthcare" opens the doors to people being weaseled out of money in more indirect areas, such as suspiciously high taxes and mysterious fees.


This. It wouldn't be free, we'd pay for it in taxes. h
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Southern55 wrote:

I like not having to wait 3 months to visit the doctor so I think I'll stick with my for-profit healthcare thanks


We have Free healthcare where i live and i have never need to wait that long or long at all.
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aeb0717 wrote:

To be honest, I don't think it should, although I firmly believe that the healthcare in many countries is outrageously priced. Cost has to come from somewhere, and I fear that "free healthcare" opens the doors to people being weaseled out of money in more indirect areas, such as suspiciously high taxes and mysterious fees.


This. It wouldn't be free, we'd pay for it in taxes. h


exactly but that's how it should be.
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Southern55 wrote:

I like not having to wait 3 months to visit the doctor so I think I'll stick with my for-profit healthcare thanks


We have Free healthcare where i live and i have never need to wait that long or long at all.


https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2011/06/heal-j14.html

I'm guessing you've never needed a specialist? 380+ days for knee surgery? I was simply making a hyperbole, but this article shows that I was understating things...

I didn't read the entire article because it's long and I'm not very dedicated to this topic.
Posted 8/16/16

Ryulightorb wrote:


VerdantHills wrote:


aeb0717 wrote:

To be honest, I don't think it should, although I firmly believe that the healthcare in many countries is outrageously priced. Cost has to come from somewhere, and I fear that "free healthcare" opens the doors to people being weaseled out of money in more indirect areas, such as suspiciously high taxes and mysterious fees.


This. It wouldn't be free, we'd pay for it in taxes. h


exactly but that's how it should be.


its simply not realistic at this time tho
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Has America considered making it's tax system less complicated and ensuring all those rich folk running around telling you that you shouldn't want free health care because "taxes" are actually paying their fair share of tax?

I mean that genuinely by the way, not as some sort of dig at the US. To an outsider it seems a bit like you're convinced that anything even remotely more socially conscious with regard to money is tantamount to communism.

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VerdantHills wrote:


Ryulightorb wrote:


VerdantHills wrote:


aeb0717 wrote:

To be honest, I don't think it should, although I firmly believe that the healthcare in many countries is outrageously priced. Cost has to come from somewhere, and I fear that "free healthcare" opens the doors to people being weaseled out of money in more indirect areas, such as suspiciously high taxes and mysterious fees.


This. It wouldn't be free, we'd pay for it in taxes. h


exactly but that's how it should be.


its simply not realistic at this time tho


The U.S spends 600 billion on its military. Cut that in half and it would still double more than its nearest rival AND free up $1000 per citizen a year. That alone can cover dental and vision and not everyone will have to use it every year so the number would actually be higher.

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I mean that genuinely by the way, not as some sort of dig at the US. To an outsider it seems a bit like you're convinced that anything even remotely more socially conscious with regard to money is tantamount to communism.



This is true and very frustrating for many US citizens. Unfortunately, changing a mindset isn't easy, and many seem just as keen to believe nonsense they've come across on social media or bias "news" outlets, rather than actually educating themselves.
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Posted 8/16/16

Southern55 wrote:


Ryulightorb wrote:


Southern55 wrote:

I like not having to wait 3 months to visit the doctor so I think I'll stick with my for-profit healthcare thanks


We have Free healthcare where i live and i have never need to wait that long or long at all.


https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2011/06/heal-j14.html

I'm guessing you've never needed a specialist? 380+ days for knee surgery? I was simply making a hyperbole, but this article shows that I was understating things...

I didn't read the entire article because it's long and I'm not very dedicated to this topic.


I have i see a specialist for my body because i'm 19 and my body hasn't gone through puberty properly due to multiple health issues.

The waiting list isn't long where i live
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Posted 8/16/16

VerdantHills wrote:


Ryulightorb wrote:


VerdantHills wrote:


aeb0717 wrote:

To be honest, I don't think it should, although I firmly believe that the healthcare in many countries is outrageously priced. Cost has to come from somewhere, and I fear that "free healthcare" opens the doors to people being weaseled out of money in more indirect areas, such as suspiciously high taxes and mysterious fees.


This. It wouldn't be free, we'd pay for it in taxes. h


exactly but that's how it should be.


its simply not realistic at this time tho



It is in most good countries :)

Australia has it well except for stupid liberals wanting to use Americans healthcare system thinking its better whilst putting us in debt and making millions suffer...
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