Hi I am 31yr old F and I am planning on voting for the first time next election. The only thing I dont know where I stand is on is health coverage. I fall in to the millions of uninsured americans. My husband makes a decent living but we live check to check and there is NO money for insurance or health care. We have a son soon to be 3 and would like another child. We are just above the medicaid bracket so we will be uninsured with no help from the gov even though we are productive citizens that need help. My question is for Canadians really or anyone that has insight.
I dont know if requiring insurance to be aquirable to all and affordable or universal free health care is the way to go.
I want quality health care. I dont want to encourage more people to not help themselves by taking care of everyone no matter what but what can we do.
How does it work in canada. Seems like canada is the way I wish we were here in the states low crime ,low homeless numbers,low unemployment and they have universal health care.
I wish I could go get maternity insurance at least, but there is only one provider bLue cross blue shield and if you are married you must get the family plan to get maternity and thats $600 a month plus 3000 deductable thats INSANE for a family in my bracket which most americans are.
I dont know what to do but want my vote to count and to go toward what will insure we all get the health care we deserve.
Are people lazy in canada because of all the gov aid and is the health care quality?
This is a lot of questions and all over the place but I hope you can understand teh info im loooking for TY
No plan is perfect but universal can work with oversight
In the U.S. government spending accounted for 45% of health care spending in 2005, so subsidized care is already here.
You can find plenty of information and misinformation on subsidized national health care in Canada and elsewhere. When running across horror stories about people dying under these systems please remember that in the U.S. we don't need a system of universal health care to see people suffering or dying from lack of care. You cannot compare one country to another when it comes to universal care. The logistics and cost for providing care in the U.S. would vary greatly from a country like Norway whose smaller population and economy supplements their system. Can it work here? I think some form of basic subsidized care can work with oversight at both the State and Federal level. Many states already provide care for those less able to afford insurance and there is much improvement needed before they can be scaled further. People would be asked to pay for upfront cost like medicines & visitations but there will always be a place for supplemental or excess coverage plans for specialized care. Universal care would be a grand experiment. This information is but a snowflake on the tip of the iceberg on the issue.
BTW, Canadians are far from lazy. They enjoy a good standard of living, high industrial productivity and much mineral wealth.