Universal Medicare was established 37 years ago here in 1984 and seems to be sustaining itself just fine.
Personally, even if I hadn't gotten cancer and ended up needing it, I'm fine with paying a little over time not just in case I need it, but so that a kid with cancer can get life saving surgery or a granddad with a bad heart can get the transplant he needs. Of all the things my tax dollars could be spent on, I'm fine with them going towards helping others.
I wasn't comparing to other countries. Just making a point about how its being run poorly here due to fear of raising taxes.
I am not opposed to all safety nets and I already stressed life saving care that bankrupts people should be among the first thing we socialize from a payment concern.
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