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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.
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.
U know what it's about in much more poor country? I'm from Ukraine and in my country this guy will die, not bc country wouldn't pay but bc it wouldn't be enough, and eaven if he will work there as normal person he will gain kind of 300$, but most of the medication is same price as in US. But if u have just normal constant allergy we have pills 0.35$ for 7 😉
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..
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.
So you would condemn Professor Stephen Hawking to slow and inevitable death because he was not physically healthy? Physical health is not the be all and end all of human existence. Society benefits more from human intelligence and ingenuity than it does from physical human power.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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!
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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)
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
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.
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...
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.
Community pharmacists are the health professionals most accessible to the public. They supply medicines in accordance with a prescription or, when legally permitted, sell them without a prescription. In addition to ensuring an accurate supply of appropriate products, their professional activities also cover counselling of patients at the time of dispensing of prescription and non-prescription drugs, drug information to health professionals, patients and the general public, and participation in health-promotion programmes. They maintain links with other health professionals in primary health care.