I mean really why is the U.S. the only industrialized country with out a national health care system? A national health care system makes economic sense, U.S. auto companies build a lot of cars in Canada because there is a built in savings of $400 to $500 a car in not having to pay for health insurance. In addition a national system encourages people to go to the doctor for preventative health care cutting down on sick days. Add in the fact that countries with national health care spend far less per capita on health care and you have a pretty overwhelming argument for a national system, so why don’t we have one The only thing I can think of is that the U.S. insurance industry has been paying shills like Rush Limbaugh to lie to people about a national system and/or the American people are just stupid. Whatever the reason we need a national health care system now.
I have been thinking about this a lot lately because a dear friend, Alexander Yoo, has been very sick and has had to ride it out with no medication because ze doesn’t have any health insurance. I find this unacceptable and Obama’s plan inadequate. National health care now!