February 29, 2008 7:32pm CST
The United States has one of the most expensive health systems in the world. Could you imagine that one doctor visit could cost up to $500. Who can afford that? Even with insurance, things can be very unaffordable. For example, a hospital visit could cost me up to $400 almost 1/4 of my monthly salary. What makes it even worse is the fact that insurance companies are making profit. Theoretically, health care would be much cheaper if it wasn't for insurance companies. That's why I think that it would be a great step if the new president could pass free health care for Americans.
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• United States
1 Mar 08
Nothing is free. It would cost you in higher taxes. But that is much better than the even higher cost of health insurance now. So if taxes go up and health care is "free" in exchange I am all for it. But it needs to be for all doctors and medical professionals, not just some of them. That way the quality of medical care will not suffer a have/have not split. Naturally doctors will go with the highest paying entity so the only way to keep the field level is for them all to be paid by the same scale.
1 Mar 08
wow that is a lot. here we have private and public health system and they work together. it is not perfect but its better than USA. When we see GP its free if you gave to pay than its something like $30 if I was to have an operation in the private sector and it was $10.000 medicare would pay me back a good amount of it.