|Mr Puggsly said:
I think people don't consider it would be easier for us to consider single payer healthcare if we had more faith in our government and its spending. With no shareholders to please or profits to worry about, our country is still terrible at the spending thing. That's kinda why we have massive debt. Quite frankly, our government doesn't do anything better than private companies.
Hence, if Canada has long waits due to a lack of money in healthcare. Then we'll all be dead before we see a doctor under single payer.
Obama and dems have said they want to fix ACA. Why fix something if its not broken?
Isn't that partly due to the sheer size of Canada though? It's an absolutely huge country, so it's going to need doctors and hospitals all over the place to account for that. US would need the same, but they have like 10 times the population, so if everybody was paying for it through taxes they'd likely have 10 times the funding that Canada has as well. Sure, they'd need more total doctors and more equipment and medicine on account of the larger population, but the geographic issues shouldn't be as pronounced as they are in Canada.
State healthcare works pretty well in the UK, where the population is much more in line with the size of the country, so I don't see why it couldn't work in the US as well.
I get what you're saying but the population is by no means spread out equally. Much of the population in the country is on the coast, so that means there is a lot of low populated cities here as well.
Ultimately, long healthcare waits are caused by lack of money. Higher taxes could easily remedy that problem, but how much can you take from the people?
Anywho, there are ways to easily make healthcare more affordable/accessible without giving the government compete control. And again, why give that power to our government when its demonstrated incompetence in almost everything it does.
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