Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: The Frozen North
Re: Revamping the ACA -What Say YOU???
First, I am Canadian, and have no skin in this game whatsoever. I am used to universal healthcare on demand free of charge. If I were an American, with my health history, I would most certainly be bankrupt. I have suffered two heart attacks, required intensive care, have had my hearing restored in my left ear by replacement of the bones with a plastic prosthesis. It was all paid for by my single payer health insurance. Something I never think about. There are no 'for profit' insurance companies involved. Our physicians are well paid (I know, my kid is one). We have state of the art hospitals. One downside, there are wait times for elective procedures.
The US is the last nation in the western world without universal healthcare. Our system is not perfect, but everyone, from homeless person to billionaire is covered, can show up at any clinic, any hospital and receive treatment without a bill.