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Old 06-16-2014, 01:18 PM
 
Location: north central Ohio
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The latest Commonwealth report on health care ranks the US last among 11 countries again.
The latest look at the U.S. health care system compared to other rich countries shows yet again that the United States comes in dead last.

No surprise here.

We're Last! Again! U.S. Health Care Ranks Poorly - NBC News
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Old 06-16-2014, 01:22 PM
 
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What would be required to change that stat to America having the best healthcare?
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Old 06-16-2014, 01:24 PM
 
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Yes, we should have universal healthcare and even extend the healthcare to illegal aliens. How inhumane are we?
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Old 06-16-2014, 01:24 PM
 
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But then you have to look at other survey's such is out comes also. then of course waiting periods and what Americans expect in healthcare facilities.Then of course Americans habits in general. very hard to say its just a system really.Also remember that US does 705 of all medical and drug research. and lots of other benefit .Now that America is changing to more managed care under ACA that is likely to change as profit move changes with managed care.
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Old 06-16-2014, 01:25 PM
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This is what I don't get.

Patients complain about the cost of care.

The Doctors complain about the low salaries.

And the US still manages to land lowest in Health Care.

WTF is wrong with the health industry?
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Old 06-16-2014, 01:34 PM
 
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Yes, we should have universal healthcare and even extend the healthcare to illegal aliens. How inhumane are we?
Why don't we just pay for everyone in the world.

Healthcare is NOT a right.
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Old 06-16-2014, 01:35 PM
 
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This report is typical propaganda for universal health care.

Anyone who knows someone from Canada or England will tell you how horrible getting fast and good healthcare is in those countries.

You would wait weeks to get the same procedures you get in days here.
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Old 06-16-2014, 01:57 PM
 
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^^^How come whenever anyone from Canada mentions their health care system, they always say they think it's a good system? I think I have only read perhaps 2 people who found it not to their liking. Interesting. And as far as health care not being a right...do you not think it should be? You don't think having affordable reasonable access to health care is not a right? That's bizarre because I think that is basically the ONE right that every human being on the planet should have.
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Old 06-16-2014, 02:12 PM
 
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You have a right to go see a doctor of your choosing.

But not on my dime.

It's your health, pay for it or buy your own insurance.
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Old 06-16-2014, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Fort Payne Alabama
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You have a right to go see a doctor of your choosing.

But not on my dime.

It's your health, pay for it or buy your own insurance.
you forgot or die!

Again that is exactly why our healthcare system is one of the worst in the world, it is all about profit not making people well.
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