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Where you live could mean the difference between life and death. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out http://www.vox.com to get up to speed on everything from Kurdistan to the Kim Kardashian app. Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Twitter: http://goo.gl/XFrZ5H Or on Facebook: http://goo.gl/U2g06o Matthew is a Medicaid recipient with a life threatening illness. He is one of 70 million Americans who depends on this program. Medicaid was passed in the mid-1960s after decades of fights over the role of government in medical care. FDR and Truman fought for healthcare, but Johnson wound up passing this landmark legislation. Around this same time, developed nations around the world passed universal health programs. The US got Medicaid.
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Helen E (1 день назад)
People in Mississippi - move, as quickly as you can.
Helen E (1 день назад)
The more I learn, the more grateful I am to live in Norway. My brothers son, born prematurely in January, had to stay 3 months in hospital. They paid nothing. I'm expecting twins later this year, I will pay nothing no matter if it ends up as a natural birth or a C-section. Happy to live somewhere all citizens have the same value, no matter how healthy or rich they are..
Morten Andersen (2 дня назад)
Jesus America, just chill out a little. Living like that has to be tiring, man.
Jens J (2 дня назад)
Estonia has universal coverage...
Steel Driver (5 дней назад)
This may sound heartless, and indeed, in a way, it just might be. But, from a purely logical perspective, perhaps it doesn't make sense to preserve those who physical attributes are inherently flawed? As the comedian Bill Burr said, "We're the only species who preserves the weak." I dunno, just saying, I can see some benefits from this. The biggest one being that each generation will have a bigger ratio of those with health problems then the one before it, as long as we keep doing what we're doing. Sooner or later it'll be unsustainable.
Helen E (1 день назад)
But Obamacare can not really be compared with universal health care.. Which is probably why it has failed.
Steel Driver (1 день назад)
Helen E They did. Obamacare. But, well, that program was a flop as well....
Helen E (1 день назад)
If the majority wanted universal health care, they would probably have voted differently?
Steel Driver (1 день назад)
Helen E I won't say, due to personal security reasons. It's a small area. That being said though, I'm sure that the majority of citizens do, indeed, believe that healthcare is a right. Between the Medicaid program-which takes up a larger chunk of the US revenue the the military-and the constant demonstrations and attempts to achieve a better system, the willingness is there. But, as this video pointed out, there're roadblocks.
Helen E (1 день назад)
I assumed you were since the majority of US citizens believe health care is not a human right, but rather a privileged only for those who can afford it. Where are you from?
David Connary (5 дней назад)
Medi cal/Medicaid recovery program. Food is our medicine not the over the counter drugs or prescription drugs , those drugs are how they farm us. If you have medical cannabis in your state , grab the golden ring and run with it, growing your medicine is much cheaper than buying pharmaceutical drugs. Also look up medical benefits of ginger ,turmeric , cayenne, lemons, water melons and many other foods, cannabis has the most nutrition value of any plant, also treats the most sicknesses.
longho2419 (7 дней назад)
Rich but not healthy
Anna Jany (8 дней назад)
I hate anything with the word insurance. I dont care if some does get a pay out from that concept. All those that work for insurance companies...quit your job and help us make everything better.
Константин Георгиев (9 дней назад)
Trump is ruining the US.
YipuTheDerp (9 дней назад)
did anyone else just pause at the list to find thier state
Nicholas Bollinger (11 дней назад)
I don't want taxes to buy everyone in the country healthcare, build aircraft carriers, cash politicians paychecks, pave roads, feed overpopulation fueling orphans, or the elderly, social Darwinism, pay your own bills or die, that simple, it's not greed it's realism
Helen E (1 день назад)
But you are ok with your tax money paying for the police, fire department, military, roads and so on..?
Nicholas Bollinger (11 дней назад)
Healthcare is not a human right, survival of the fittest, why should I work to pay my doctor bills and this guy's as well, we are near the same age, both able bodied, able to work, but yet I get stolen from to pay his medical bills, ahhh sweet government Charity
Helen E (1 день назад)
I could never live in a country where a persons value is measured in their level of health when they are born...
tudorjason (11 дней назад)
The more people who depend on Medicaid, the less there is to go around. Doctors wanted to be rich and the US was worried of becoming a Socialist state. Sigh.
Ricardo Urias (12 дней назад)
It's easy just move to Canada
Akbar, Allard Freichmann (12 дней назад)
As long as Americans don't look at others as humans...? They will fight about everything, without consider the needs of others. At the end of the day they don't even realize how much is wasted in their short and pitiful live.
Harrison Babington (13 дней назад)
This is why my dad told me be happy you live here in new Zealand were everyone is equal in health treatment sorry small guy in the USA you will just have to live till 74 and pay lots of money if you won't to live longer
Helen E (1 день назад)
Norway here.. I find the attitudes in the US shocking. When a value of a person is measured in how healthy a person is when born, it is quite similar to Hitler who decided to kill off all mentally and physically handicapped children in the 1930's becasue he thought they had no value... https://www.ushmm.org/outreach/en/article.php?ModuleId=10007683
George Garner (13 дней назад)
Mr Beat what is it you and your kind don't get we are already paying for everyone in one way or another universal health insurance would solve this problem
Steve Rants (13 дней назад)
Republican death panels.
Aroop Roelofs (14 дней назад)
Dutch healthcare is quite good (except on some stuff). America might have a huge military power, but they lack behind in quite a lot of other stuff...
Helen E (1 день назад)
Sadly they don't see health care as a human right, as the rest of us do. Greetings from Norway.
SuperThunderGamer STG (14 дней назад)
This is something Republicans don’t get, health care should be a right! This is when Socialism is okay but not too much, the government should pay for healthcare if you can not afford it! If you can, maybe not!
dan lepore (14 дней назад)
So the real reason for the abomination that is US health care is greed!
KO GOAT (14 дней назад)
I'm 17 years old and I too have Crohn's disease and have gone through 3 surgerys. And everything went well, currently writing this while I'm in the hospital from my last surgery. But since I'm under 18 I don't have pay a penny and I'm thankful. I nor my parents could have payed for everything without my health insurance which is 10CARE. I FEEL BLESSED
Helen E (1 день назад)
Where do you live?
Zoe Guelfand (15 дней назад)
The thing is, who is going to pay for these very expensive healthcare programs? We have Medicare, Medicaid, and now Obama Care... These programs just drain tax dollars and American funds and we became dependent on them. Simply, America cannot afford such programs.
Helen E (1 день назад)
Are you saying you poorer than every country in Europe, Australia, Canada and New Zealand?
George Garner (15 дней назад)
I support universal health insurance and health care for ever American it's immoral not to and the fact is we are already paying for people who don't have health insurance in one way or another my cusion ran up $150,000 in medical bills and guess who paid it you did in one form or another so think about that before you run your mouth
George Garner (16 дней назад)
Mostly Republican controlled South
AsWeFallAway FigTreeGeneration. (16 дней назад)
Been sick since 2011. Drs can't figure out why. I WISH SOMEONE COULD!
Peter Goodness (17 дней назад)
Amazing Red states have worst medical care. Remember vote for trump in 2020. Red states. Hahahaha
Mandraquex3000 (19 дней назад)
8:01 *update... the top 5% is now around $190,000
malavarena (20 дней назад)
How do you define universal coverage? Poland has universal coverage, one just needs to register as unemployed if they’re not a student, an employee, under 18, retired or pregnant.
zagadka 3141 (22 дня назад)
Why is Poland not under "universal healthcare"? I have national healthcare here even though I'm a US citizen. I was in the hospital for a week and didn't pay a penny. My dental is even covered by national healthcare.
Princess SparklySequins (23 дня назад)
I live in Vermont, and our healthcare system is fantastic. My mom is a doctor, so we know from experience that our Medicaid is _wayyyy_ above average. I wish the whole country had Canadian-style free healthcare, though.
Mhx (23 дня назад)
We in Poland have collectified healthcare called NFZ - Narodowy Fundusz Zdrowia ( National Health Fundage ) and you've putted us in the non-collective group in a table with US!
Mulerider (24 дня назад)
How do we encourage good health though? So many of things like Type 2 Diabetes and Lung Cancer are preventable.
Helen E (1 день назад)
Our health care system works hard to prevent childhood obesity. So every family of a obese child is offered (free) help. This has been a success since the growth of obese children has almost stopped in the last years. It will save our country loads of money in the years to come, since more of these children will be normal weight as adults, and will be able to work and contribute to the society. (Norway)
Teldarin (24 дня назад)
Wow I'm so glad to live in Germany with proper affortable *healthcare* not some stupid insurance.
Helen E (1 день назад)
Trump said a few months ago he wants more Norwegians to move to the US. But we don't really want to.. Few are willing to leave what we have for that.. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/donald-trump-shithole-countries-norway-immigration-american-emigrants-scandinavia-a8159441.html
Teldarin (1 день назад)
Never said Germany was the only one with a working system, it is just the country I happen to live in. Let's just be thankful for not living in the US, I could never imagine having to deal with this level of greed.
Helen E (1 день назад)
You can live ANYWHERE else in the western world and have the same. It's just the US who is the odd one out. Greetings from Norway.
Manju choudhury (25 дней назад)
I love my UK health care. Excellent care. I am lucky that I am in UK
Helen E (1 день назад)
I feel the same. (I live in Norway.) My brother had a son in January born three month prematurely. He and his mum stayed 3 months in hospital, but they paid nothing for it. I'm expecting twins later this year, and will pay nothing.. How Americans ever dare to have children is beyond me...
Emily December (27 дней назад)
Medicaid is ok but then you have a harder time finding a doctor and medical office (with proper professional demeanor when it comes to delays and other issues like appointment booking). When I had private insurance through my parent and my job I had excellent physicians who employed the best medical secretaries but now on Medicaid despite me paying taxes since 15, there's a gross difference. I have to fight harder to find excellent specialists. The SYSTEM itself is broken.
TheGodEmperorofMankind (28 дней назад)
We have private healthcare in the UK as well as universal.
spock (1 месяц назад)
Laughs in Australia
Karla Kretschmannova (1 месяц назад)
Ah, where did you get that Slovakia doesn’t have universal healthcare?!
Helen E (1 день назад)
What do they know about Europe.... (Very little)
nyeudhi otto (1 месяц назад)
Moral of the Story unless you are sure you will make 120K or more till you're at least 65, live in a blue state and Hawaii!!
Helen E (1 день назад)
I would rather move. To Europe, Canada, Australia, New Zealand...
ajsuflena (1 месяц назад)
Luxembourg does have healthcare
alex chop (1 месяц назад)
All Americans in the comments! I encourage you to make sure your votes count this fall! help those who are in need of help!
Wille 100 (1 месяц назад)
that glitch at 5:45
Shnitzel Gang (1 месяц назад)
So the South is actually a shithole? hmm...
Minh Quan Vo (1 месяц назад)
stop paying for the F-35 and you will have it, good health care system like the rest of the world
Prince of Chetarria (1 месяц назад)
I'm a UK citizen and honestly I think the NHS is probably one of the best things our governments have done for its population
Helen E (1 день назад)
It's because UK values all human being the same. In the US only those who have money are seen as people with value.
Josh Danao (1 месяц назад)
Masha Mitchell (1 месяц назад)
The one thing all states below the American average have in common is they are in the south. That's not a coincidence. The area that always votes for people who tell citizens they are going to cut healthcare and education are also the states with the worst healthcare and education. Go figure.
Jaybriel Akoi (2 месяца назад)
Wait, why should a non disabled adult without children be covered in Tx? Is there a reason they can’t get their own coverage?
justandforver me (2 месяца назад)
"the US has the most complex health care system in the world!" You mean: the worst
mike robin (2 месяца назад)
am a conservative but I fully support more funding for medicaid and medicare and reduction in military spending
kiwifruitkl (2 месяца назад)
People always debate about how to fund those expensive medical bills - the government or individual consumer. But people neglect to talk about how those bills get so darn expensive. I think hospitals should really operate like grocery stores. Like grocery stores, hospitals have to set a fixed price for each service. If the patient cannot afford it, then they will be denied healthcare from that specific hospital or seek a cheaper hospital. If the patient cannot afford the services even at the cheapest hospital, then they may receive treatment from Free Clinics, the medical version of food donation centers, operated by volunteer, trainee doctors (who accept any kind of payment, even food) and funded by the national government (those supplies don't come free). Of course, there will be a limit to who can receive treatment from the Free Clinics. Maybe only people who make below the Living Wage in a given state will be eligible for treatment by the Free Clinics. People with lifelong, debilitating, incurable illnesses will only be eligible until the age of 18, which will protect minors from suffering from the conditions; adults who age out of the system are on their own. Seriously, expecting society to support you for the rest of your life (because your freakin' condition costs tens of thousands of dollars to maintain) is unrealistic and expensive.
Vulcan Viper (2 месяца назад)
Viewers of this video, please look for The Truth About Cancer.
Anno Skriver (2 месяца назад)
Damn, Im so happy I live in germany and dont have to worry about healthcare. Parodoxicly the universal healthcare is not only a moral necessity, but also an economic benefit. I mean: You cant really be an economically attractive country, for highly educated people and companies of all sorts from around the world, when you do not even take care of the most basic human desire...
Jackson ZC (2 месяца назад)
Rich class lives almost all the same in anywhere-- luxurious, lavish, showing off, etc. What decides a country advanced or not, is that minors or lower class can be benefited from welfare or public while lower classes consititue of the majority of public and labours. If without anyone cares about how normal or poor people living status quo, every single place on Earth can be either North Korea or ongoing Soviet Russia (or modern Moldova)
Rachel Hicks (2 месяца назад)
Sad... I think they’re trying to kill the poor people in the U.S. off... Trump thinks they will have less tax money to spend.
doctor nobody (2 месяца назад)
Missourian here. I don't have insurance but at least my son does. I fainted last year and now im balls deep in debt
Gaby5011 (2 месяца назад)
A few weeks I had a small mole on my back that was beginning to tickle in a weird way. Went to my doc to get it checked out, turns out it was nothing. I paid 0 dollar for the visit, I love my Canadian healthcare!
c. j. macq (2 месяца назад)
i live in country where my income keeps me poor, struggling and insecure as hell, social services pit the poor against one another, the infrastructure is crumbling and homelessness is rampant and medical care is a joke at best. its corrupt in the both the private and public sectors beyond comprehension. yet, the citizens here seem to think this is fine. that this is acceptable! they refuse to rebel and fight and cling to their slavery as if its a gift from god! people in my country are idiots and cowards!
c. j. macq (2 месяца назад)
every country on earth is corrupt. but the U.S. is the world leader in CORRUPTION! this is true on a federal level as well as a state level. although i'm on disability, living in poverty on about 12.5k a year ($3k BELOW the poverty line) California just kicked me OFF OF Medicaid! on top of that the student loan program scam has stolen 10k from my disability over the last 8 years to pay a $3500 debit I DON'T OWE! WE NEED A REVOLUTION IN THIS DAMNED CORRUPT COUNTRY AND WE NEEDED IT YESTERDAY!
Matt Sezer (2 месяца назад)
Wait, how did the guy with crohn's disease qualify for Medicaid?
Panthers1521 (2 месяца назад)
Any government anything is terrible. Post Office, VA, Education.
steveh46 (2 месяца назад)
Yeah! The Post Office will deliver my letter at the cost of 50 cents. On the other hand, I could send it Fed Ex for only $9.44.
oldgranny athlete (2 месяца назад)
This is why I'm glad to live in the UK with our NHS
Joseph B (3 месяца назад)
My whole life I didn't like how people can get medicaid and cost taxpayers money. Now... I am in need of healthcare and going to do a specific test will cost me over a thousand dollars. I do not make nearly enough money to not be impacted by that large payment. I qualify for medicaid based on my yearly income. I feel so bad because I was opposed to us citizens pouring so much money into healthcare. Now I might have something called sleep apnea. Those who have it are 4x higher mortality and come with a host of side effects. One of them being high blood pressure. Well I have high blood pressure. I am hoping to qualify for medicaid because the cost of a sleep study, appointments, and a cpap/bipap machine can cost upwards of $3.5k.
Zachary Jasper (3 месяца назад)
Clinton wasn't president in 1985
chloe gilbert (3 месяца назад)
Then why are people literally dying to get to the USA for medical care if it's so bad?
steveh46 (2 месяца назад)
Yes, my brain is clouded with facts. Have a great life.
chloe gilbert (2 месяца назад)
I'm done with you.....nothing is getting through that brain of yours. Let me guess....you must be a liberal. (eye roll) When historians look back at this time in history they will name it... "The Era of No Common Sense". Have a great life......
steveh46 (2 месяца назад)
Instead of cutting and pasting without attributing the quoted passage, you should go to the original study. Joy Lawn's statement does not cover the developed countries in the OECD. Those countries do far, far better at preventing infant mortality than the US does and they keep really good records. In fact, here's what the Joy Lawn study actually says: "Almost all of these deaths (99%) occur in low- and middle-income countries, and approximately half occur at home, often unnamed and uncounted." https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3428888/ If you look at the map at the linked article you will see that the US, along with all of Europe, is classed as having "High-coverage vital registration systems" and surveys are NOT used in those countries to determine infant mortality. In other words, and these are my own words, the quote from the article in National Review that you pasted in is deceptive, intentionally so. The US is a rich, highly developed country. When compared with other countries, that are also rich and highly developed, the US looks bad on infant mortality. Trying to distract with a comparison to infant mortality rates in poor, third world countries is not helpful.
chloe gilbert (2 месяца назад)
BLAH BLAH BLAH.......The reasons why the often stated high mortality rates for USA are total bull crap are totally logical and believable. Underreporting and unreliability of infant-mortality data from other countries undermine any comparisons with the United States. In a 2008 study, Joy Lawn estimated that a full three-fourths of the world’s neonatal deaths are counted only through highly unreliable five-yearly retrospective household surveys, instead of being reported at the time by hospitals and health-care professionals, as in the United States. So, in other words, other countries gather statistics on a five year basis relying on peoples memories instead of reporting each individual death as it occurs as the US does. This alone voids your statistical argument.
steveh46 (2 месяца назад)
Here's what Dr. Carroll wrote about infant mortality: "Many more babies die in the United States than you might think... This fact is hard for some to comprehend. Some try to argue that the disparity isn’t real. They assert that the United States counts very premature births as infants because we have better technology and work harder to save young lives. Therefore, our increased rate of infant death isn’t due to deficiencies, but differences in classification. These differences are not as common, nor as great, as many people think. Even when you exclude very premature births from analyses, the United States ranks pretty poorly. https://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/07/upshot/the-us-is-failing-in-infant-mortality-starting-at-one-month-old.html The CDC also issued a publication showing that differences in calculating the infant mortality rate did not change the fact that the US has a higher rate than many other developed countries. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr63/nvsr63_05.pdf In vitro fertilization has nothing to do with infant mortality. The truth, as Dr. Carroll writes, is hard to believe. But it's the truth.
AdamGoesPEW (3 месяца назад)
America is a fuking dystopia and no one can convince me otherwise.
victor zhong (5 месяцев назад)
Get the cost down
S.A. McClellan (5 месяцев назад)
It would be much cheaper...& healthier...to maintain good health, with ck ups and tending to basic health needs, like teeth, hearing and vision & making basic hygiene supplies available at a lower cost. A body, like a vehicle, requires good maintenance...which is cheaper than a major repair and makes a useful life, longer & more productive. Like so many things, however, the big corps make money off things that go wrong, not the healthy alternatives. The extra taxes paid into the system, by healthy folks working, rather than depleting the economy thru health-related problems, would more than offset the costs of regular ck-ups & maintenance.
Ouinn Ouinn (5 месяцев назад)
So Americans who don't have insurance and access to health service live in Republican states? Hard to be sorry for them...
Morilin (5 месяцев назад)
This is something I worry about every day - I have a rare heart muscle disease, one that unfortunately enough, I was born with. The severity meant a /week/ after diagnosis I had a pacemaker. That device alone means a surgery every five to seven years. That expense is set in stone, along with my heart medication, the cardiologists (I have two) the appointments with those doctors (I have on average 4 doctor's apointments every year for my condition alone) and I've already had open heart surgery (nearly a quarter of a million dollars that month in the hospital cost my family; due to unforeseen complications) - And I'm one of the lucky ones; I have Medicade, in /Oklahoma/. (Go check the video, OK was at the bottom of that list) But my coverage is under review. The government might take it away from me soon. And I'm so scared since I can't work. I'm in my mid-twenties, still living with my parents, and I cannot maintain a livable income. My situation is one of the reasons medicade is what it is today, and they still want to take it from me.
381MEDALLION (5 месяцев назад)
The American health care system is broken,and it's only going to get, worse as our country ages. Health insurance companies in the States are for profit only, they could care less about insuring their patients until they are healthy or die with an incurable disease.We should of passed Universal Healthcare for every citizen many years ago. Why would these Republicans continue to advocate for state control when they know that's not working for their constituents in those states?? I'll tell u why, they carry water for the lobbyists and special interests like big Pharma. Education is free here, our healthcare needs to be as well
HipHopEcon (5 месяцев назад)
at 8:52 it sounds like she says "in 1985, under President Clinton..."
Anarcho Toast (5 месяцев назад)
Doctor control of healthcare would solve this. -_- 🏴
Lorenzo2930 (5 месяцев назад)
Health care is paid by everyone in Australia out of our pays you don't even notice it and health care is universal for everyone thats beats any private health care company hands down....Health care just went up in our country so a little more was taken from our pays but it's nothing to what a private company would charge you in the USA.
devicat26 (5 месяцев назад)
How the hell did he get ANYTHING with Medicaid? I went in because I had a scrape on my leg that became infected and NO ONE would touch me, NO ONE would see me, the second I uttered Medicaid I was a goddamned plague victim. My MOTHER had to take me to her doctor and pay for the exam because the one clinic in my city that did take medicaid was a first come first serve clinic that opened at 7:00am and had like, two hundred people waiting
Sebastian Kiliński (5 месяцев назад)
but in poland we have... 'normal" healthcare, why you show it in the bad category?
Eloquenz. (5 месяцев назад)
In Germany (I belive it's the case in most of western Europe) the governmental non-profit health insurance, old age pension, etc. services are devided strictly from others. There is a a private health care sector, you have to pay separately, from the amount, you monthly give away automatically with your wage, but these people (we used to have one too) were kept in hospitals much longer and were diagnosed wrong, simply because their health insurance was willing to pay for any useless therapy.
monica solis (5 месяцев назад)
The reason Texas has 20% uninsured is because I'm insured pay 50 to 100 a month and it's only for preventive health 😹😹 I luckly have mexico 30 mins from me and there they took lab work and a check up for 30 bucks. Btw im a signle no dependent at 15,000 income.
jon veraas (5 месяцев назад)
Blame physicians. Bastards, you study for the rest of your life, put yourself in astronomical debt and work ridiculous hours just to make other people feel better. Don't blame doctors blame the government.
Nevermore (5 месяцев назад)
Medicine is a knowledge. No single person owns it. No single person created it. It should belong to all of humanity.
Katherine Pierce (5 месяцев назад)
And I’m sharing all your videos to my Facebook
Steph Madigan (5 месяцев назад)
Wait, so even if you’re really sick but don’t qualify for Medicaid you just have to suffer? And even if you’re on the brink of death you still have to pay thousands of dollars on medical bills? America is baffling
Looking 4 love in Alderon places (5 месяцев назад)
How is healthcare a right? You do not have a right to my services if I'm a healthcare worker. You can't just say things are a right and then expect things to be covered by the government. Especially when it is a service provided by someone.
Ben Chesterman (5 месяцев назад)
High taxes on cars in Australia 65k . 61% tax on entry level mercedez lol
John King (6 месяцев назад)
Why do so many idiot Americans believe that their CIA spreads propaganda against the US? The CIA world factbook points out that the US has third world rates of child mortality. The average American's life expectancy is only marginally above poverty-stricken Cuba's and America's life expectancy figures are plunging. The US government spends more per head of population on health care than any other country in the world. Americans are people who would by a car at more than double the market price, have it kill them and their children and yet still be convinced they got a good deal. Duh!
reddead2067 (6 месяцев назад)
Universal health care is the solution. It’s cheaper for everyone and the health outcomes improve.
Nevermore (5 месяцев назад)
Ben, correct... the problem is the monetary system itself that's outdated and we must evolve beyond the concept of money. We have the resources, technology and knowledge to create an entirely new world civilization of vast abundance never seen before. Dated concepts of money, religion, governments, etc only hold us back.
Ben Chesterman (5 месяцев назад)
No it not in Australia we have expensive cars , owning a car here is way more expensive than Usa . Cars above 50000usd are slugged with 61% taxes
Saint of Bacon (6 месяцев назад)
The NHS is a socialized system that was created as a part of their reconstruction package after World War 2. Germany's was developed by unions in the 1860s. Nice peddling of misinformation to push a health plan most people don't want.
Tmatogal (6 месяцев назад)
It's almost comforting to see someone else talk about the reality of having an autoimmune disease, and how ridiculously expensive it is. Not only that, how scary it can be. I don't think a lot of people realize what *kind* of medications we need to be on simply to stay alive, and how risky it can be either. Many of the medications are given through IV and some are even classified as chemotherapy drugs. To be infused it either requires either an office visit, or even a day at the hospital depending on your insurance. That costs money. The medication itself can easily cost over $100,000 depending on where you get infused. I'm not even kidding. I get infused every 6 weeks, so you can imagine why this would become a pain to get coverage for. I also have Crohn's Disease, Psoriatic Arthritis and a plethora of other medical issues. Luckily I'm on my parents insurance now, but I turn 26 next year. I'm scared about what may happen then and if I'd be able to get coverage for my medications and specialists. Politicians very well may have my life in there hands, and I'm not to confident in the way things have been going... Thank you, Matthew, for sharing your experiences and informing the public on what it's like to get coverage for these types of medications.
Lava T (6 месяцев назад)
Yah when I went to the emergency room for my bad cavity they did nothing and sent me somewhere else but still sent my mom a bill of $1000+ ( it was in Florida. I had to go home crying from the pain of the cavity )
VictorBR45 (6 месяцев назад)
Well, the United States is not country run by the people and for the people, but a country run by companies for the companies.
Solo Traveler (6 месяцев назад)
Should have stayed away from meth there buddy...
Jackie Lest (6 месяцев назад)
ill just go peacefully in my sleep .
jasmine acosta (6 месяцев назад)
Vox your channel is just THE BEST
C Tee (6 месяцев назад)
Thank you for this video. It shows why government intervention could be the difference between life and death for many, even in the developed world.
notenuftime1 (6 месяцев назад)
It's less a matter of how much we spend on healthcare than it is where the money goes. When you go in for a doctor's visit, doctors tend to order a ton of unnecessary tests and procedures to err on the side of caution, significantly increasing your medical bill - why? Because of malpractice suits and the fact that getting claims through to insurance companies is a complete mess. Insurance companies want you to spend as little as possible, so getting approval for certain treatments is extremely difficult. That and the overuse of the ED for non-threatening issues, uninsurance, and inability for consumers to pick/choose based on price - think about it, if you were in an emergency, would you take the time to consider costs when going to a hospital? That and the selection of hospitals is usually fairly slim - we can choose which store to shop at or where to eat, but when have you ever seen a ton of hospitals in one single location? In the end we have to get hospitals and insurance companies to become more transparent with their pricings, but is this going to happen anytime soon? Definitely not. For-profit is going to remain for-profit. Better start supporting your local safety net hospitals that provide treatment towards patients regardless of ability to pay than continue to go to those for profit hospitals whose sole purpose is to make investors happy.
John King (6 месяцев назад)
The Tory party is trying to bring this nightmare to the British people.
steve gale (6 месяцев назад)
Is not. Another fake news poster.
Chris Davidson (6 месяцев назад)
Great video.. one of the best extensive coverage of Medicaid i've heard. love it.
Andrew Rattle (6 месяцев назад)
pretty much medicaid is not attainable? what a great thing to have.
Fly0VER SVK (6 месяцев назад)
Slovak republic does have a public health system.

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