for people that don't have insurance, (and even for those that do), you might want to check:
I've gotten things for about $25 that had a $300+ retail price.
They're the best argument out there for single-payer systems.
The single payer system we have out there right now is Medicare. ... Medicare infrastructure is already set up, so it would seem like the easiest way to address both sides of the debate and perhaps find common ground.
I don't know...it's a thought. Bottom line is I don't think you have the public political consensus out there to put a single payer system in place that everyone has to be a part of...it is still looked at as not the American Way, regardless of whether you personally think the "American Way" has any merit.
My strong belief is health care in America would be far better if it had a plan more like that in Massachusetts than what it currently has or what congress is now considering. But, I'm no doctor, so what do I know? Someone else may look at all this differently.
"Some 58 percent of respondents support replacing ObamaCare with a universal healthcare system, while 37 percent oppose that plan."
This in spite of relentless propaganda telling us how it's good to pay twice as much as other countries for inferior coverage, for everyone but the well off.
If pols and media were even remotely honest on the subject, I'm sure it would shift even more. A lot of people still think Canadians have to wait 5 years to get an emergency appendectomy.
obviously the people of every other country prefer their systems to ours, because they are not insane, so it's reasonable to assume we would too once we had it.
You will normally have a two tiered system with a universal/single payer plan anyway...those that have means will buy more/better than basic health care coverage offered under the basic plan.