Let me respond to an anti-single payer FaceBook post that I saw today.
That troll used an alleged bad experience with the VA as proof that single payer healthcare does not work.
My father was killed by poor heathcare from a dysfunctional VA that sent him to a civilian GP in 2003 who wrote a prescription wrong. I have not had any dealings with the VA since. So, I do not know what it is like today.
There is no magic bullet. Any system can be screwed up.
The Mafia-like Medical Industry is making billions off of us. They do not want to stop. They try to confuse and trick us.
It is very simple.
Americans pay per capita about 10 times as much as some of the 36 countries that have better healthcare than Americans. Those people live several years longer than Americans, and live all of their years in better health.
One trick to distract us, is the dreaded, "Bernie will RAISE your taxes!!!"
PM me if you are worried about that. There are honest sites that let you see what your taxes do under Bernie’s plan. If you make less that $225,000/year your taxes will not go up. But, our economy, and job availability WILL go up. That will raise more tax income, also.
"BUT! That can’t be true because everyone knows that healthcare is horribly expensive and Bernie will need to tax ME at a fantastic rate!"
Whoever told you that is lying to you. Get FACTS and stop going to sources that lie to you.
Healtcare costs a fortune to AMERICANS because AMERICANS are getting screwed.
In most other countries, I have gotten the SAME exact drugs for about 10 cents on the dollar, and gotten great doctors, etc, for similarly cheaper prices.
Look at the list of countries with better healthcare than we have. I thought that Conservatives were CERTAIN that America was the greatest country in the World!!!
If those 36 countries have BETTER healthcare than we do, why do you just throw in the towel and say that we can’t do it? Are you changing your tune and now saying that you are CERTAIN that America is the 37th greatest country in the World?
And, even if your taxes went up some and your medical expenses went down more than your taxes went up, shouldn’t you be pleased???