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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.
Anybody can tell me why American health insurance costs more than any other developed country?
Because the population of America is the LARGEST of any developed country by at least 190 million people!
SO IT MAKES SENSE!!
Yes that's what's happening to me !!!! I'm Disabled !!! Right ankle bolts,pins, rod .. Left Knee fused ... Screw and clamps in my Hip ...just 5 days after surgery went too my Moms ,5 months later working !!! 30 years later can't work Medicaid !
Why do they lie to you ! 💋
I been told by my Primary care physician and by Sunshine Health insurance !!! Both
1.my fax machine is not working or E-file !!!
2. We need a face time with your Dr. !!!
I faxed it but just told you there fax machine is broken ,! I we will have to get it back by mail them !
For a MRI approval the symptoms must not be worse than the date you start !!! In less than year an a 1/2 foot has fractured my bones in R, foot ...
Insurance says it's the Doctor's fault the ins.says Doctor !!!
Given a Case Manager last week too help with the drama called her today ,it said on recording the person does Not have a Valid voice mail so I called back ,the person helping said I'll call it for you and see what's happening,comes back and says the voice mail is full !!! Ok ask for a verify code for call ???!!!?? .But I call again thinking I messed up !!! So I did ,it said no valid voice mail so he lied !!! I said changing the words is lying ,then he said call back Monday ! And I will but why ????
I'm Disabled and I do my best to fight everything down and get all the past work he tell me and a copy of his charges !!! 650.00 a month and I pay$300.00 for a Doctor because they want approve my MRI for my Orthopedic surgeon Doctor will help me !!!
What I haven't heard commented on yet is the fact that Europe is going to go bankrupt because of their pensions and healthcare in 10 to 20 years, they also have lived off of American troops and American taxpayers protecting their businesses, American companies lose 225-600 BILLION DOLLARS in copyright infringement by Chinese companies, we have been the world oyster and now we are starting to feel the effects really hard. The day that Europe's governments fail on their payments will be all that republicans will need to see and be able to say I knew it all along. And that could be a marvelous or a terrible thing.
could you imagine if that money had stayed with those companies America has a corporate tax rate of 21 percent as of the new tax deal that is 47.25-126 BILLION DOLLARS it would cost 20 billion to house the homeless which on the very low side is less than half of what we are losing, 27 billion dollars is 5 percent of what the deficit was in 2016 on the high end we would be covering 19 percent of the deficit that we had then and still house the homeless (which cuts healthcare spending by the way) essentially just copyright infringement by Chinese companies could pay for housing for the homeless and still cut the deficit by a quite reasonable chunk. (not to mention that these companies would probably use these funds to open up new production centers for whatever they produce which could further tighten the labor market and raise wages even more. Trump got elected for a lot of reasons and this is one of them. In short a significant enough portion of America that felt cheated by the world or desperate so they voted for trump.
p.s the farthest extent I believe in trumps policies is his economics, past that he should not be president. felt I had to clarify.
Or we could let natural selection naturally select those unfit to survive. So you keep all these people alive with chronic illnesses and let them breed. Reaping what you sew, you reap generations of chronically ill, genetically inferior humans...
I’ve had brain cancer since I was 15, I’m 23 now. I’m currently unemployed, disabled, and do not even have the ability to even get a driver’s license. While my mother’s plan will cover my pre-existing condition for now, I won’t always be under her plan. Once she retires, or no longer works at the institution she does, I’m out of luck in terms of healthcare. I have state insurance as a backup, but, that doesn’t cover everything that I’ll need to keep going. I’m not unwilling to “work for my salt,” I’m just unable to. I’ve been fortunate enough to have been blessed by the kindness, and charity of family, and friends, however, family and friends won’t cover everything. I’m honestly just glad that my cancer is recurrent, and keeps coming back, because, I’m not even sure that I want to live where we don’t want to take care of those who need help.
I really hate how socialism has been turned into a dirty word in America. Fellow Americans WE ARE IN LOVE WITH SOCIALISM! YOUR POLICE FORCE, IS SOCIALISM! YOUR FIRE DEPARTMENT, IS SOCIALISM! YOUR LIBRARY, YOUR PUBLIC SCHOOLS, MEDICARE, SOCIAL SECURITY, INFRASTRUCTURE, hell even the thing that conservatives love the most THE MILITARY IS SOCIALISM!!! Having a national healthcare system will only serve to lower cost and increase care a services! Think about your parents and grandparents on social security and how it's a good thing, it's helped them live longer, more comfortable lives! We need to get it out of our heads that socialism is a dirty word!
1:30 - 1:40 Notice all of the blue states are at the top while all of the red states are at the bottom. The evidence speaks for itself. It's pathetic that healthcare is still so controversial in America.
I want to offer a small defense for the people who work for Cigna. I work for a similar company and I would be willing to bet they actually lost that paperwork because of bad policies from above. That happens all the time despite me and my coworkers best efforts because the people at the top prioritize the wrong things (the things that save or make the most money, to be precise).
Throwing politics into someone's life is disgusting. Why does spending money for the army so that they can go and interfere with some random countries that literally no one appreciates besides that country who eventually, let's be honest, is gonna come to backstab us anyway, take priority over an American's health care?
It's so strange seeing that Republicans believe we should privatize healthcare and people "without the biggest wallets" should just die. Your child who has a medical illness.."We can help but you need to pay up first." At the same time they don't support vaccines which help prevent people from being hospitalized, and abortion laws that prevent mother's who will either; not care for the baby and/or think "they must have it, but I can still drink, smoke, and not care for the baby growing within me." Eventually, birthing a baby who will most likely need hospitalization.
Hypocrisy at it's finest...
Why we can't have a preventive and common routine care that is divorced from traumatic and chronic care & insurance markets is beyond me. We are making perfect the enemy of good. We understand this when it comes to our cars. We don't see car insurance covering routine maintenance like tire changes, tune-ups, oil changes, or other repairs. If they did I'm sure we'd have car insurance cost that would be equally expensive. If the government got involved we might even have a situation where people would be forced to pay into the system even though they don't drive much or don't have a car that needs fixing. Then said car insurance or government program would have so much money floating around in it or moving parts that it'd create a political climate that makes common sense reform impossible. Like I'm willing to and I think most should be able to pay a bit more to get you checked out earlier to prevent something from getting worse so you can seek remedies if applicable. However, I also believe there is a point we are allowed to cut someone off and say sorry we can't go further. We understand that with homeless people. We give them a few bucks we can spare but we don't hand them our whole paycheck and let them crash on our couch for a year. Sure it's cruel to say this but people do have the right to live but they also don't have the right to my property to do it especially when it's toward things that just prolong an inevitable death and does nothing to add to the productivity of society or quality of life for the individual. Again it's cruel to say but it really is a fiscal trolley problem. Do we send a train of billions to keep old people, and terminally ill ticking a few more days or do we send that to children, families, and other people struggling? I have to pick the latter and I wish the former and their family would just understand the logic behind it.
i have a blood disorder which could be horrible, Haemophilia, If i get a wound, the wound LITERALLY Just doesn't clot! Doesn't matter how small the wound is! Yes, even internal wounds like a Bruise, a Bruise could lead to my death because the internal bleeding doesn't stop! I am so happy to be in a first world country that DOES Have Universal Healthcare, If i were american, big chance i'd be dead! but because of me being dutch, i can inject myself 3 times per week with the chemical i am need, aka octocog alfa. And this allows me to have a normal life.
I know this isn't the point of the video but I hate when people act like tax increase that only affect the rich are good, or at least not bad. You're still taxing someone, and you're still preventing that money from being invested in companies or purchased goods. Taxes aren't bad but only taxing upper income people is not a solution.
In Australia you can have both private & public health care. In fact it is compulsory to have Medicare, which is the public health system. Medicare is a RIGHT NOT not a privilege. I mean you say you wouldnt refuse people healthcare in America if they front up to the Emergency Department , just charge them $1000's upon $1000's so that if you have a gun at home you may as well shoot yourself. How is that preserving life and how is that life sacred when you cant even defend your poor? Personally i would not want to get sick in America! As i find your system and attitude toward the sick & chronically disabled a bit cruel, to say the least.
Why are most Americans cool with giving their taxes to a government who wastes trillions killing strangers overseas who may or may not pose a threat to them but get all upset when that government suggests using that tax to actually help fellow sick and unfortunate Americans who need it?
I thought Americans followed Jesus? I’m not religious but even I know where JC would want he’s taxes to go.
Sorry mate it’s unfortunate but the fact is the majority of Americans don’t want to help fellow Americans. If they did trump would not be in power and Medicaid or Obamacare would not be such an issue it should just happen. Its sad other countries used to admire what America stood for now they are a laughing stock. I know there are Americans like you Gregory but not enough of you get out and vote.
Boom. This shows two things:
1. The US indefinitely needs better healthcare and
2. Massachusetts is better than all but 4 of you other states (I’m coming for you, Connecticut, California, Minnesota, and Hawaii!)
You can't get a free pair of glasses from your government in some states. So ridiculous. How do you expect to lift poor people out of poverty if you refuse to even fund their glasses, with which they might read and educate themselves.
Trouble is now the American medical industry is so well established that you can't just one day nationalise it; the effects on the economy would be pretty drastic and the jobs of thousands of people would be altered massively. I think it's the right thing to aim for but it can't be done overnight
I have children so they dont do an asset check in my state. They are getting slightly better w medicaid. Im worth around 240000 in assets. Yes I own a home. I also have 40000 in the bank. I make 40000 plus child support 1200 a month with income a year and get a form of medicaid for the children, bills all paid just small copays. Child support in my state is not counted. And no problems with doctors and hospitals accepting. Family of 3. Divorcee and two children. I have insurance through work.
How do the rich get rich?
From the poor which is why they are poor.
An extorted economy poorly utilising resources to maximise profits.
The rich take money and labour from the poor so it is only fair and right to pay for their healthcare.
Rats are proud of their rubbish pile!
Had to get major surgery twice within a two year period.
Its all according to what hospital you go to as well.
One hospital whose rides on their clout had me referred to doctors who didn't take Medicaid, so I had to wait for my primary doctor refer me to yet another doctor.
I got tired of the cat n mouse games, I went to another hospital with my CD of my MRI/CAT scan and they took me right away and performed the surgery I needed with very good care post surgery!
The red tape with these hospitals are the worst!
Yea... and another HUGE ISSUES is the QUALITY of Knowledge/Education of modern doctors. Seems they have no idea about a lot of things and they can't use some natural remedies and they not aid the root of the problem but only try to aid the symptoms. :(( USA Medecine COST A FORTUNE and still even if you have access it doesn't mean you will get treatment. They not aware about a lot of stuff and even if you tell them things they don't wanna listen cause its not in their books........ A SHAME.
Doctors want a bigger piece of the pie >>> Money gets made >>> Middle men like lawyers, lobbyists, insurance companies, medical device manufacturers and big pharma want a piece of the pie and get in the middle >>> Everyone gets rich while the entire country suffers.
Hunter there is so much you have said here that just reflects a talking point mindset.Let's look at infant mortality as just one of the issues yiu raised. With research you have to keep in mind correlation isnt causation.I might conclude eg: that Halloween causes snow to fall because snow often falls after October 31st, but while they might happen in tandem, we both know one does not cause the other.
Socialized medicine advocates may want to jump to the idea that since we don't have UC and we dont have comparable mortality rates ergo we need UC --that fits your narrative after all- but that would be no different than saying Halloween causes snow. So how else to explain the problem?Well, one of the more obvious explanations may be as simple as looking at how we define the terminology.Infant mortality is commonly thought of as the death of any baby<1 yr of age, but if a baby dies mid pregnancy weighing not even a pound, while that loss gets reflected here in our rates, in most other nations, that child is counted as a stillbirth.Using two different standards will of course make it appear as if we have wildly different outcomes.
A second aspect in explaining our seemingly alarming rates may be found in terms of early delivery and/or underweight births.That can happen through no fault, but common triggers often involve obesity, smoking, drinking and drug use. While one might argue that a poor woman answering routinely to a doctor might be less apt to engage in such high risk behaviors, there's no guarantee of that.At best what you would be saying is that the fed is justified in adding thousands upon thousands of dollars to the yearly tax burden hard working middle class families will face and it is warranted in undermining the care already earned by most of those same Americans, all so people can be badgered to stop engaging in high risk behaviors? If they aren't already aware their choices are endangering their child, they would have to be living under a rock. At the point you adjust for normal weights and full term deliveries that infant mortality deficit you point to disappears like melting snow.
2 final factors that seem key include the rate of IVF here (as it produces more multiple births triplets) which certainly wouldn't reflect deaths from lack of medical access, and SIDS deaths. In fact, our mortality rates didn't drop post aca but they have dropped over the last decade specifically in this category due to increased education. 20% of all babies in the us still are not being put down on their backs so we have a way to go, but we don't need UC to educate families.
I laid this out for you because this comes up over and over (so I already had a response) but also because when you scratch at the surface and you see a bit deeper into your other claims, you find the sane thing. Take a look at the questions they asked in order to make America look less happy. Look at what role diet plays on overall health that you desperately suggest reflects insurance. Dems are effective at debt reduction if of course you look at only modern Presidents and ignore the republican congress that controlled the purse, the advent of the tech era and the fact that the balanced budget was only balanced on paper under Clinton and you engage in the same slight of hand with Obama. And after all we will "reallocate GDP' (omg let me do a spit take at the circuitous way you hid the phrases "massive job killing tax hike," "letting the government control another 1/6th of the economy for our own good," and "'soak the rich (and everyone is rich)," all in one tiny phrase 🤔🤔🙄🙄😂😂😂😂. I urge you before you blindly go out and vote for the folks that will wreck what's left of our health care system and blindly vote for the party of free, please read what Bernie's guy in Vermont said after he couldn't make a socialized system work. He learned a lot and he all but admitted that he has pretty much accepted it can't work. We aren't some small country like Norway. Dig past the talking points with an open mind.
Agency in Repose It has been demonstrably shown that countries that have entirely socialized medicine have vastly higher life expectancies, lower infant mortalities, higher happiness rates, and better general health. This is also the case with states in the U.S. that didn’t opt out of receiving Medicare. It isn’t failing. Republican states opted out and then blamed their lack of medical opportunity on the policy itself. States that accepted the grant for Medicare do vastly better in all of the ways I mentioned above. If you want to talk about debt, then that is an entirely different discussion. How it will be paid for can vary from tax reform or reallocation of some elements of GDP. Democratic policy has also shown to be beneficial in reducing our deficit. Clinton ended his administration with a surplus and Obama reduced the deficit every year except for 2016 where it increased slightly. Socialized medicine has demonstrably been shown to work in every other western nation it has been used and very weak legislation approaching socialized medicine have proved beneficial in the parts of The United States it is implemented. The idea it cannot be paid for is simply a farce. It is based on basic observable reality that socialized medicine is possible and desirable in this country.
Do we not have an obligation to pass the government to its future generations without further debt? We are 20 trillion in the whole and Medicare is proving unsustainable so yeah let's add people to that system. If it didn't work in ver I t why would it would nation wide?
in germany we have both and it works quit well. You have to pay a certain amount of money but only very little if you can afford it but if you are to poor you wont have to pay. And there are privat insurance companies that cover everything for you. So everbody can get treatment´s and screenings and chekups regulary so most things are caught early as to avoid to have people go to the emergeny room. When i ripped my miniskus in my knee i only had to pay 10$ per day for food in the hospital and it was great fresh cooked food. For the reha program wich lasted 6 monthsß once a week i only payed 20 $. But if i couldn´t afford it i would be able to not pay
Lefty: "Socialism and free healthcare for all is a right!"
Righty: "You don't understand the constitution."
Lefty: *points to the word "Life"* "See, I read the constitution and I'm right."
Righty: "So... you're against abortion?"
I agree. That's one reason I find it terrible that so many of the large organized religious groups take in local contributions and send them overseas for others medical care. The church should be helping it's struggling parishioners.
This story really hit home. I also have Crohn's Disease and would not be able to function without my medication, which is really expensive! We need to talk about preventative and natural ways of health care. Not just pushing drugs on patients but getting ahead of diseases and illness before you need a doctor to intervene.
Medicaid in California is an absolute joke. Don't expect any acceptable level of care with it. Something like 40% of the state is on it. In any other state Medicaid is generally much much better than CA...if you can even get it
I watched this video sitting in an infusion clinic getting my meds that cost 115,000$ a year. Luckily I live in Canada that gives universal healthcare and cover prescriptions that cost over 2% of ur yearly income which becomes a deductible
One problem for high medical costs is mere stupidity of the system. Other countries don't have hotels like hospitals where you have private room for every patient (those who pay and don't pay). That's simply not affordable and waste of resources. Another problem is lawyer trolls going after doctors at every opportunity, so doctors do unnecessary tests to cover their asses, spiking health care costs. This system is pure bullshit. It is not just physicians salaries as after tax income of physicians in other countries like Singapore, Dubai, Australia are close to that of US doctors.
Reagan was President in 1985 not Clinton! (Yes, I know it was a typo).
I live in the UK and have Crohn's. I would be dead if I had to pay for my treatment, but let's not get carried away with the NHS is wonderful. The NHS also almost killed me as it took over two decades to properly diagnose me. Before diagnosis my GP refused pain treatment as I was considered to be "drug seeking" so I had to medicate myself. By incorrectly calling me a drug seeker over the years I had become an addict as I had to self medicate without doctor support.
Add to that I had a small bowel resection in Sept 2017 and I did not recover well from it. It took a further five months for the NHS to perform more scans on me to find out why I was still in pain and loosing weight. It took until May 2018 before I was due for more surgery for what my surgeon thought was a simple adhesion. Two days before surgery I had a seizure. 8 days after that I had the surgery. It turns out I had 35cm of destroyed small bowel that had to be removed, that never appeared on scans. The rather apologetic surgeon told me later I was weeks away from death.
I'm still very anaemic and it's taken another two months before I was even put onto the waiting list for iron infusions.
Let's not lie the NHS has major problems due to lack of money. When the NHS works it is brilliant, it is live saving. The rest of the time it is frustrating as hell and tends to make people worse in the medium term before their illness is sorted.
But the private insurances are extremely unpopular in Germany. Only wealthier people can afford them and they get a way better treatment, get way faster a consultation etc. The debate about a completely state run insurances has been the social topic of decates. It's an unfair system and the best would be a universal system with one big state owned insurances which covers all.
Thank goodness for an enlightened Labour government in 1946. I am a pensioner and I don’t even have to pay for prescriptions. During my working life I never minded paying for social welfare with my taxes, I was happy to ensure my total free coverage for any medical treatment.
I took a look at the Top 10 states in life expectancy and Bottom 10 states in life expectancy. I wonder what the Top 10 have in common with each other and what the Bottom 10 have in common with each other. Hmmmm soooo difficult to figure out.
I live in Miami, Florida, and I have SLE Lupus. I was diagnosed when I was 17. At the age of 21, my Medicaid coverage was cut off. I had been taking 80 pills + chemo a week. That was also cut off cold turkey. My hair fell out, I went from 105lbs to 93lbs. The pain left me bedridden, unable to do anything for myself. I thought I was gonna die, until a friend introduced me to Cannabis. Slowly but surely I began crawling, then walking, I was able to eat. I was able to save up money to get checked out and was told that the Lupus was not active. I have gone back to a healthier weight, and I have a full head of hair. But it has been almost three years with no insurance or treatment, and every time my symptoms flare up I fear for my life. Although, I do believe Cannabis saved my life. The friend that introduced me to it saved my life.
Why don’t Americans realize that companies only care about profits? These companies control legislation on both State and Federal level because you guys can’t wake up and see it.
Millennials need to vote as they are the largest voting group in the US now. Vote for the changes you want to see and stop sitting complacent.
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