You have been so blinded and suckered by the libertarian propaganda that you cannot see the truth … and the reality of the existing situation in the USA.
The capitalist free market system has landed us in the shit hole we are now in where the people in the USA pay far, far more for far inferior health care.
The problem is quite simple regarding the capitalist free market system as it relates to health care in the USA today … the system profits by keeping people sick and addicted to their drugs. There is no profit to be made if we aren’t sick or don’t take their drugs.
Go ahead and bend your knee in subservience to the almighty fucking dollar. I choose a system that serves mankind instead of the friggin’ dollar and the soulless capitalist elites.
I am a U.S. expat living in a major city in South America in Ecuador that provides constitutionally guaranteed public health care for its citizens alongside affordable private health care if desired. All the medical professionals serve both systems … side-by-side.
I have been hospitalized seven times in my life. My last two times have been here in Ecuador of which my experience has been multiple times more superior than the care I received in the USA.
I have recently been diagnosed with a non-cancerous brain tumor the size of a golf ball that is located at the absolute worst place on my brain stem. The risks involved in the treatment are quite high. You cannot even fathom how thankful I am that I am here in Ecuador and not in the USA.
With the premiums, deductibles, and co-pays of any health insurance plan in the USA; this event would be financially catastrophic. The total cost of of this event (hospital, surgery, all doctors, MRIs, and 5 years of annual MRI rechecks) will be be under $10,000. I am paying this out of my own pocket (I do not carry private insurance) since I am choosing private care in a public cancer treatment center as that is what my public/private neurosurgeon recommends.
What do you suppose all this health care service would cost in the USA … $30,000, $50,000, $80,000 or more? By the way, the vast majority of my doctors received their specialty medical degrees in Europe.
My family doctor received his training in Cuba. I’ve never had a more thorough, professional. knowledgeable and caring (personal phone calls to me at my home to follow up) from any family doctor in my 60 years. Hell, he even makes house calls if needed at a grand total cost of $40. A regular doctor’s visit is only $35 and usually lasts for at least 45 minutes and includes one free follow-up visit.
So, you can take your greedy capitalist free-market system and go fly a kite because it is nothing but theft and a money-sucking racket to benefit the capitalist system and the capitalist elites … not the patients.