i’m canadian and have NEVER had to worry about health care in my life. dont even think about it to be honest. i know when i’m sick i can walk into any hospital, clinic, doctors office and receive all treatment in a timely fashion. i’ve never waited more than a couple hours in a hospital emergency room. i’ve spent a lot of time in them having a complicated pregnancy and premature child.
the US is spending almost 16% its GDP. per-capita spending is heading towards $ 7000. for many years the US has spent more on health care as a percentage of GDP than any other country. it’s expected to reach 20% by 2016. even though they spend almost 2x as much as France and almost 2.5x as much as Britian, they do considererably worse on basic measures of health care. like life expectancy and infant mortalitly rates (average life expectancy for a canadian is 80 years compared to 78 years of the average american). live longer and burry less babies, sounds horrible huh? being born into a household without insurance increases probalbility of death before age 1 by about 50%! THAT’S EFFED UP PEOPLE!!! heads: you’re safe, tails: your baby is dead. toss a coin. Malaysia with an average income of 1/4 that of the US has acheived the same infant mortalitly rate.
i just wanna know what the big deal is? and why people are so against social health care? makes me think most americans are EXTREMELY selfish to be honest.
FREE LOVE AND GOOD HEALTH FOR ALL BABY!!!
okay kyle, but you like seeing other people’s babies die?