I have written about this before, but I just want to remind you all that I have Universal Healthcare.
It’s really great.
I get to see doctors whenever I want with usually less than a 30 minute wait. I get my prescriptions filled at my doctor’s office at no cost or a few dollars in co-pay. I get free MRIs, CAT scans, and blood tests. I even get free STD tests.
It’s not slow. It’s not inefficient. It’s a million times better than what I experienced in the USA.
I only pay 12% in taxes, which is standard for a middle class person like me who makes enough to go on lavish vacations and live in a nice home.
There are literally no downsides, dead panels, or bad experiences for me to tell you about.
Not only that, but it’s cheaper. South Korea spends way less on healthcare as a percentage of their GDP than the US does. The government negotiates prices, and through the power of collective bargaining, is able to keep costs down.
Doctors still get paid well. Nurses get paid well. No one in the healthcare industry is hurt by having Socialized Healthcare.
Yes, there is no huge insurance industry raking in millions of dollars a year off the sick and dying, but I am strangely okay with that.
It is a great system, it works well, and no one dies here of treatable diseases.
The US should really forget the Affordable Healthcare Act (dubbed “Obamacare”) and all the insurance company profits that go with it.
Single-Payer Universal Healthcare for all is the way to go.