In pretty much any other nation on God’s green Earth, healthcare is a straightforward issue. However, in the United States, it’s a topic that divides, fractures, and polarizes the population into warring factions: those for access to free healthcare and those adamantly opposed to it.

Well, here at Bored Panda, we believe that access to free healthcare makes a lot of sense. Meanwhile, the current system is incredibly bureaucratic and wasteful according to the latest stats and ought to be improved. How bad is the situation? Well, around 760 billion dollars go to absolute waste each year. However, some Americans are stubbornly against free healthcare and overhauling the system.

Why? While there are some serious arguments here and there, we decided that it’s time that we took a gander at the most ridiculous reasons that people have said ‘no’ to something that ought to be a basic part of life. Scroll on down and upvote your fave pics. Be sure to let us know what you think the pros and cons of free healthcare are, dear Pandas—we always value a well-argued opinion.

Dr. Andrew Carroll from Arizona, has some experience dealing with healthcare insurance companies and fighting for what's best for his patients. Bored Panda previously wrote about how he broke down in tears when a company refused to provide one of his patients a CT chest scan and contacted him again to go even further in-depth about the system in the US.

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Apparently Canada’s Healthcare Is Bad

Apparently Canada’s Healthcare Is Bad

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Sum Guy
Community Member
1 month ago

Americans act like they don't have wait times for specialised care

Lauren Ringel
Community Member
1 month ago

My bloodwork showed hypothyroidism on January 6, 2021. My doctor and I found the earliest appointment with an endocrinologist is May 26, 2021. That's 79 days. I'll be at that appointment come hell or high water.

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Ozacoter
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1 month ago

Funny. I know a lot of women from USA with endometriosis and most need to wait months to even get an specialist.

Mewton’s Third Paw
Community Member
1 month ago

I have a similar condition and I don’t have to wait months. Maybe a couple of weeks. My insurance is kind of trash too but the waiting times aren’t unreasonable. If I had better insurance then I’d happily wait longer though. It’s too expensive.

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David Beaulieu
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1 month ago

Can we just get to the actual truth of the issue? All of these comments by 'Americans' are just things they parrot from the liars they see on TV. There is no universal health care in the USA because of the trillion dollar insurance corporations who pay/donate/lobby the politicians to be against it. These people pray at the alter of capitalism. Our laws are made by people who's livelihoods are paid for by corporations. Gun corporations, insurance corporations, drug corporations, Wall Street corporations. All of these businesses are out for profit and power. None of them cares one bit about the welfare of people or their country. All of the anti-socialist, live-free-or-die, right to bare arms, flag waving, Jesus stuff is just the lies they tell the public to get them to support their agenda of $ above all else.

Nica Van
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1 month ago

Upvote upvote upvote upvote upvote upvote upvote upvote....

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Stephen Lyford
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1 month ago

Also, Obamacare is NOT a total failure. It's still worked fairly well and that's even AFTER endless attempts (some successful) by Republicans to sabotage and break it.

Kat Hoth
Community Member
1 month ago

I have come to understand the only thing the majority of Americans are number 1 at is believing they are number 1.

CP
Community Member
1 month ago

People don't realize not having access to health care because of bad or lack of insurance is worse that waiting.

Vicky Zar
Community Member
1 month ago

Wait for Operation to see if I have cervix cancer: 2 weeks. Wait for Colonoscopie to see if I have colon cancer: 3 weeks, because of covid. Wait to go to a Sleep laboratory: 3 days. Got a breathing mask and machine right at the sleep laboratory. Payment out of pocket for everything: 0€

WildHoneyPie
Community Member
1 month ago

Boy this one got me. Here in the good old US we started trying to get my husband on a sleep machine in January of 2019. Every single Dr. emphasized the urgency of being able to breathe at night (duh!). In December of 2019 he finally got his machine!

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StrawberryParfait
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1 month ago

As a Canadian, I can tell you that yes, there are wait times for elective procedures. Some of our provinces are very short on doctors, and it can be impossible to find a family physician. Walk-in clinics and online medical services fill that gap. But when we do require medical care, we are provided excellent care, and it does not cause us to go bankrupt. We don't have to choose to pay rent or go to the hospital.

joansrant@yahoo.ca
Community Member
1 month ago

How many Canadians go bankrupt looking for care they cannot receive (yet have paid for) in Canada? Other Canadians would love to hear your answer.

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Lauren Caswell
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1 month ago

Needed 6 emergency surgeries, then intensive care and rehab: free. Needed an unnatural tether pulling on my spinal cord, paralyzing me, removed. Was done straight away by world class neurosurgeon, and that's cutting something from the actual nerves of the spinal column (invasive dangerous and superspecialised)...all free. Hey, recently I hurt a ligament in my hand, had to wait just one week then I was in hand physio and have a custom made wrist brace. All free. If I lived in a country without universal healthcare: paralysed at 6, dead at 30. So yeah I'm all for free healthcare lol. Well we all pay for it in our taxes, but tbh our tax rates aren't that bad here anyway, all things considered

Steve Haigh
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1 month ago (edited)

I broke my foot, went to A&E and was seen within minutes. Doctor physically examined and test my foot, then got x-rayed and also did a full cat scan to show me in 3D exactly which bone was broken and where. Got it all patched up with medical boot to keep the foot rigid at all times. Entire time from turning up at A&E to leaving with everything sorted - no more than 1 hour. No charge. (UK, NHS)

Seabeast
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

The "long wait times" were an out and out lie by a man named Wendall Potter, who was working for one of the HMOs at the time. He later recanted and now runs Medicare For All. __ http://wendellpotter.com/tag/medicare-for-all/

Jessica
Community Member
1 month ago

yeah we still have wait times here, and what good is cutting age medical tech if only the 1% can have access to it? Medical care should not create crippling debt.

Misha Christensen-wildeman
Community Member
1 month ago

agree this rubbish's that poor don't deserve decent health car is something i cannot rap my head around like why who though hey lets make the poor die with our huge medical costs and medication costs. iv never once in my life had the thought oh no i cnt go to the hospital because its going to cost to much

Lynn Morello
Community Member
1 month ago

The only reason OBama Care failed was because Trump made it fail.

James E King
Community Member
1 month ago

I've gotten to the point that I don't bother to reply to those ignorant enough to make such stupid comments about healthcare.. They're too stupid to understand common sense.

Evripidou Maria
Community Member
1 month ago

I had to remove my appendix when I was a kid. When I asked my dad how much it cost some time ago out ofcuriosity he said, "nothing". Yes some will say "TAXES". But is it better to pay a small affordable amount each year, or sell a kidney and a leg to have a surgery?

Claire the Bear
Community Member
1 month ago

you're kidding... I had my appendix out 2 years ago and it was 13,000 alone for the surgery, 40,000 for the 1 week hospital stay, 2,000 for the ER visit, 550 for the medicine, and 250 to see the specialist for a follow-up. Luckily we have insurance so we only ended up paying 30% of the $55,800 ($16,740) and insurance covered the rest

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ChickyChicky
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1 month ago

Obamacare has not been a failure at all.

Nina Khmielnitzky
Community Member
1 month ago

Sure we wait in Canada for medical care, but we don't have to take a mortgage and sell a limb just to get it. And that is one of the many reasons Canada is superior to the USA. Oh, and we don't fear mass shooting everyday.

joansrant@yahoo.ca
Community Member
1 month ago

Looking like a smug, ignorant Canadian is not a thing to wear on one's sleeve. Now, tell everyone why Justin "Blackface" Trudeau gave sixteen tonnes of protective equipment to China and why he used medicines meant for the Third World because he would not fund a pharmaceutical company that was not in Quebec. The Americans would love to know this.

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J Charbonneau
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1 month ago

We do have wait times yes, but not having to go bankrupt fifty times over to pay medical bills is worth it and you can usually get serious things fast tracked if you try!

Jade Lynn - Panda's Brat
Community Member
1 month ago

The hospital I work at will use the helicopter to fly people here from remote areas of Ontario to have emergency brain surgery if need be.

Seabeast
Community Member
1 month ago

My partner went for a treadmill stress test at the local hospital on a Wednesday morning, failed it, and was booked in for a quadruple bypass on the following Monday. The only expenses were for things like his anti-embolism stockings. Saskatoon, SK, Canada.

Patricia Sloan
Community Member
1 month ago

Yes honestly the biggest issue of Canadian health care is the 6 dollar a day parking fee, or having to pay for tv...that's bullshit oh and by the way we do have to pay $80 for an ambulance and $40 for children but my boyfriend is a paramedic and he told me they'll never come after you for it. And even though my son is now 16, I still owe the $100 fee for his circumcision. I've been to that same hospital numerous times since and never had a problem. And during Covid my province health insurance expired last July on my birthday but it's extended. And I've had numerous Covid tests that were free

Seabeast
Community Member
1 month ago

The most I've paid is $350 for an ambulance when I broke my ankle. I've heard of Americans paying over $3000 for the same service.

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M Kate McCulloch
Community Member
1 month ago

Here in America with "excellent" insurance I waited three weeks to see a specialist AFTER my eardrum ruptured. so...yeah.

backatya
Community Member
1 month ago

Americans do have to wait for appoints to see a specialist and sometimes its months

Julie C Rose
Community Member
1 month ago

As someone in a public healthcare country that’s struggling, I f*****g hate it when anti public healthcare people in the US do this. I can want our government to do better AND know that “better” doesn’t mean f*****g bankrupting people.

Nathan Jones
Community Member
1 month ago

Yeah, but how long did he suffer before he was operated on?

Full of Giggles
Community Member
1 month ago

Huh. 🤔 I’m on Medicaid (free healthcare), live in a low income community, and see doctors a healthcare center specifically for Medicaid/Medicare recipients. I never had a lengthy wait to receive any form of care...until Trump.

Curry on...
Community Member
1 month ago

Hmm..Obamacare is still around.

Id row
Community Member
1 month ago

Between our ignorant population, legalized bribery in govt and our lawmakers being given gold star health insurance with the job, things will never change. If you take away the bribery and make them pay their own insurance, things will get changed real quick. As it stands, they have no motive to change the system. The ignorant are happy with it just the way it is.

dev mehta
Community Member
1 month ago

You mean parking and snacks are not covered? That's unfair.

Mewton’s Third Paw
Community Member
1 month ago

“Tell me again why I’m a dumb fuçking idiot.”

DogMom
Community Member
1 month ago

I learned just how shite the American system is when I tried to get COVID tested there in a stopover to get back home to Canada. Both in Canada and Aruba where I spent winter I was able to get Covid tests with results back to me in 8 hours or less. I spent a lot of time looking for a clinic in the states that could do it in less than 24 hours and only found one in the two states we travelled through. I could have sworn it would have been so much easier for all their capitalist bull.

David Shoemaker
Community Member
1 month ago

So much hatred towards Americans. It's not wise to stereotype.

Seabeast
Community Member
1 month ago

It's not "hatred towards Americans". It's hatred towards those who spread flat-out lies.

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David Shoemaker
Community Member
1 month ago

Why all the hatred towards Americans? It seems to be escalating on Bored Panda. Sure, we have our share of idiots like everyone else but we're also a country full of kind, caring, intelligent people.

Katy McMouse
Community Member
1 month ago

Thank you. It takes the fun out of BP when almost every comment section has someone blasting Americans for this or that. Yeah, we have major problems, but to lump us all together as a country full of apathetic morons is very disheartening. It actually gets to you. I've wanted so many times to fight back when I see these comments but decide not to because there really is no way to defend the turn our country has taken. I just want to enjoy the tiny bit of relief I get from the constant barrage of bad news all around when I'm on this site. Please, just stop - we don't need to be reminded. We're living it and it feels awful.

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Kathleen Brewer
Community Member
1 month ago

My husband had his cervical spine rebuilt. My company paid American Insurance paid 100%! Cost me lunch & gas money.

El Dee
Community Member
1 month ago

Not good, parking at our hospitals is free, snack aren't tho!!

Petra Schaap
Community Member
1 month ago

My boyfriend had surgery in a big town Belgian hospital. Patients get discount but still pay 4,50 per day. And their coffee is over expensive and horrible. But no life long debts 😁

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Amy Pattie
Community Member
1 month ago

That parkings a bitch

Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
1 month ago

My friend had an AVM, had brain surgery a week after it was discovered and paid nothing.

joansrant@yahoo.ca
Community Member
1 month ago

There is no such thing as free healthcare. Someone is paying for it. Would you like to wait in line for the COVID "vaccine" or the breast cancer medicine that is in short supply? How about the cancers that have gone unnoticed because of the lockdown? That's "healthcare" in Canada - a single payer system where the government rations the thing you pay into.

Aliquid A
Community Member
1 month ago

There is no such thing as "free" anything... yet we use the word, because EVERYONE knows that when you say something is free, the implication is that someone else paid for it. Plus your argument about "short supply" is total BS. If there is "short supply" with a system like in America, then the rich people get the vaccine, and the poor people don't (supply and demand). A centralized healthcare system doesn't create short supply, it just handles it differently when it happens.

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It's A Charity Handout

It's A Charity Handout

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Something
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1 month ago

And if it is charity? Isn't that a virtue?

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Won't People Just Hurt Themselves On Purpose?

Won't People Just Hurt Themselves On Purpose?

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Sum Guy
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1 month ago

I like making fun of Americans... it's the least I can do for all the people they have killed in other countries

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According to Dr. Carroll, there are clear financial incentives for the companies that provide healthcare insurance to keep the system, with its high administrative costs, as it is. "It will be very difficult to reduce the administrative costs without overhauling the payment system altogether," he explained that even small step-by-step changes would be hard to push through.

Dr. Carroll was very candid about healthcare insurance providers and how it's not in their interest to do what's best for American patients. "Unfortunately, these payers tend not to have altruistic intentions towards their members. They cater to the advantage of the employers paying for the benefits, who want to try and spend the least amount of money they can."

He continued: "Employers that pay for benefits will need to demand more of the companies providing the benefits or patients will need to file class-action lawsuits to demand that benefits due to them are not unduly restricted, as they are today."

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An Ambulance Is Not A Taxi

An Ambulance Is Not A Taxi

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Something
Community Member
1 month ago

This is technically true. An ambulance is not a taxi to the hospital. However, that has nothing to do with the issue.

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#5

When You’d Rather Go Bankrupt Than Go To Another Country For Better Healthcare. Because America

When You’d Rather Go Bankrupt Than Go To Another Country For Better Healthcare. Because America

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RiverStyxJix
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1 month ago

Canada's awesome tho.

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#6

What's Next, Free Medicine?

What's Next, Free Medicine?

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I I
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1 month ago

yes and everything else to do with health care

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The US spends huge amounts of money on healthcare, but a whopping quarter of the costs are administrative. This means that customers pay a lot, but far from every penny actually ends up helping them directly. There’s a lot of waste in the system and a lot of fat that needs to be cut.

What’s more, hospitals in the US are consolidated. This means less competition, meaning there’s little to no motivation to actually ensure lower prices for patients. If somebody can charge more and the customer has no other choice, why lower the price? (Well, apart from empathy, I mean?)

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It's Cr**py In Canada

It's Cr**py In Canada

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Eva
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1 month ago

And which of them still has a job after month of rehabilitation

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#8

But We Can Pick Whatever Doctor Or Healthcare Insurer We Want! We Win

But We Can Pick Whatever Doctor Or Healthcare Insurer We Want! We Win

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Sum Guy
Community Member
1 month ago

This is what happens when the media and politicians lie to the people... plus the people are too dumb to actually pay attention to other countries

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#9

Free Refills On Burns

Free Refills On Burns

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troufaki13
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1 month ago

Funny thing is, we do have free water at restaurants in Europe!

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Despite often boasting about being the bastion of freedom and being the best, the US is woefully struggling along with its healthcare system. The World Health Organization ranks it as the 37th best in the entire world. It doesn’t matter how many amazing doctors and how much cutting-edge tech you have if you can’t help people due to the system in place.

The US spends more of its national income on healthcare than other developed OECD countries and spends more per person than other rich nations. However, this level of spending doesn’t translate to better care.

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"There Healthcare Is So Good That They Rely On The Us For Actual Medicines Lol"

"There Healthcare Is So Good That They Rely On The Us For Actual Medicines Lol"

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Meike H
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1 month ago

Isn't it Oxford?

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#11

Why Use It If You Can't Afford It?

Why Use It If You Can't Afford It?

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Anaïs Ballestra
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1 month ago

Actually thanks to him we spot the big difference here between America and other country with free healthcare: In America you have to think if you can afford it BEFORE. That's crazy....

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#12

Didn't Ask To Be Blind

Didn't Ask To Be Blind

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

Even in Australia with universal healthcare you still have to pay for glasses or contacts. My glasses cost $39 and my daughter got 2 pairs for $189. The eye test at optometrists is free though.

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Where you live in the US and what type of insurance coverage you have (private vs. public) affect your wait times, too. So you can expect to wait in line to see a doctor even if you think you’re paying top-dollar prices for top-dollar coverage. However, 66 percent of all Americans are afraid that they won’t be able to afford medical care in 2021.

In a couple of earlier interviews, Bored Panda spoke about US healthcare with Tumblr user Avilocirapter (who was paying for a top-tier insurance plan), as well as Dr. Carroll from Arizona (who burst into tears when an insurance company “denied a CT Chest on a young woman with post-Covid syndrome”).

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"No, In France, It Costs A Lifetime And A Country Of Taxes." On A Discussion About Ingame Healthcare Costs In Stardew Valley

"No, In France, It Costs A Lifetime And A Country Of Taxes." On A Discussion About Ingame Healthcare Costs In Stardew Valley

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C.S. E.
Community Member
1 month ago

In addition, let's have a look at how much we spend on insurance and STILL will likely go bankrupt if cancer pops up.

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#14

Lmao What Type Of Healthcare Does Iran Have? They Still Use Voodoo So They Should Shut The Hell Up

Lmao What Type Of Healthcare Does Iran Have? They Still Use Voodoo So They Should Shut The Hell Up

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Ami Temi
Community Member
1 month ago

Yes, it probably was Fox News for all the rubbish and lies and told by someone as Tucker Carlson, I'm willing to bet.

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#15

"Has Monumentally Contributed More To Mankind Than All Those Noted Combined"

"Has Monumentally Contributed More To Mankind Than All Those Noted Combined"

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Pervinca
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1 month ago

History is just an opinion so. Good to know

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Avilociraptor explained that, in their opinion, the private insurance model destroyed the doctor-patient relationship and reduced the autonomy that both patients and providers had. “Nurses are overworked and underpaid, and yet we demonize them when they strike to provide safer conditions for themselves and their patients.”

The solution? According to Avilociraptor, Americans have to “regularly write” to their government representatives and demand change.

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"(Us) Healthcare & Medical Infrastructure Is Truly World Class & We Are Much Better Prepared"

"(Us) Healthcare & Medical Infrastructure Is Truly World Class & We Are Much Better Prepared"

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Helen Haley
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1 month ago

I'm truly stunned by the level of deliberate ignorance and self delusion displayed by these people.

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#17

"Being Poor Is A Choice If Everyone Worked We Wouldn't Even Need 'Free' Healthcare"

"Being Poor Is A Choice If Everyone Worked We Wouldn't Even Need 'Free' Healthcare"

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I I
Community Member
1 month ago

how fckd in the head do you need to be to think that is true ?

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#18

2nd Amendment vs. Universal Healthcare

2nd Amendment vs. Universal Healthcare

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CowboyHank
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1 month ago

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Average Americans can not get machine guns.

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Meanwhile, Dr. Carroll previously told us that, in the United States, the insurance company is the payer for a patient’s care, so they’re “heavily involved in the provision of that care.” He said: “Their job is not to pay for healthcare but avoid paying for healthcare. It is a terrible system.”

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“Healthcare Is Not A Basic Human Right”

“Healthcare Is Not A Basic Human Right”

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Alexandra Davis
Community Member
1 month ago

Remind this person of this next time he needs a doctor- it's not a right so he doesn't need to be provided with assistance

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“So You’re Saying Their Healthcare Is No Better Than Ours?”

“So You’re Saying Their Healthcare Is No Better Than Ours?”

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LuckyL
Community Member
1 month ago

Love the last sentence

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#21

We Have To Fund The Innovation That The Socialist Healthcare Systems Of The World Leach On

We Have To Fund The Innovation That The Socialist Healthcare Systems Of The World Leach On

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I I
Community Member
1 month ago

most deaths in the world , well done

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Dr. Carroll also opened up about the hardships that healthcare professionals like him face in the line of duty. “We are trained very early, almost like soldiers, to work hard and long hours, deal with extremely stressful conditions, and work through the emotional turmoil of death, debility, and the effect those things have on the patient and their families.”

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"Healthcare Is Not A Right, Unless You Feel Like Slavery Is Ok"

"Healthcare Is Not A Right, Unless You Feel Like Slavery Is Ok"

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N G
Community Member
1 month ago

So... The police, fire service, street lighting, the army.... What the frickin track do you think your taxes pay for? You ALL benefit from "someone else's labour" AS WELL AS YOUR OWN LABOUR. That's the point.

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Ask Ur Hero How Finland Is Doing During This Wuhan Virus. Their 'Free' Healthcare Is Failing And Bankrupting Their Country

Ask Ur Hero How Finland Is Doing During This Wuhan Virus. Their 'Free' Healthcare Is Failing And Bankrupting Their Country

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I I
Community Member
1 month ago

yeah Finland TOTAL covid deaths 808 ....less than USA daily deaths

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#24

“Still Better Than Places With Free Healthcare”

“Still Better Than Places With Free Healthcare”

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RiverStyxJix
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1 month ago

Uhhhh, and why is that, my friend?

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However, Dr. Carroll can’t imagine doing anything else. Being a doctor, helping people, is his calling. “I love what I do because I could not see myself doing anything else. I’ve wanted to be a doctor since I was 5, since I myself had a major medical issue.”

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Healthcare Is Not A Right In 'Merica

Healthcare Is Not A Right In 'Merica

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Vicky Zar
Community Member
1 month ago

Germanys constitution. Part 1-1: Human dignity shall be inviolable. To respect and protect it shall be the duty of all state authority. Part 2-2: Every person shall have the right to free development of his personality insofar as he does not violate the rights of others or offend against the constitutional order or the moral law.

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“You Can Get Free Healthcare Right Now Join The Army”

“You Can Get Free Healthcare Right Now Join The Army”

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JuJu
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1 month ago

And because it's Murica, a war is already waiting for you!

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#27

I Should Be Able To Opt Out Of Insurance If I Want... With Universal Healthcare I Lose That Freedom Of Choice

I Should Be Able To Opt Out Of Insurance If I Want... With Universal Healthcare I Lose That Freedom Of Choice

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Sum Guy
Community Member
1 month ago

USA USA USA

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He continued: “I remember the care and compassion my doctors when I was that age showed me, and helped me get through my very tough time. I wanted to do that for others, and so far I think I have done so. Insurance companies make it difficult though, and nearly force cold, inhumane, and compassionless rules on patients when they are most vulnerable.”

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"Healthcare Is Not A Basic Right - And I'm Concerned That Anyone's Kids Assume They Have The Right To Demand Someone Else Finance Their Healthcare"

"Healthcare Is Not A Basic Right - And I'm Concerned That Anyone's Kids Assume They Have The Right To Demand Someone Else Finance Their Healthcare"

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I I
Community Member
1 month ago

how do you think insurance works ? those that pay in but dont use are technically paying for those that do use it

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#29

“Avoid Situations In Which You May Need The Hospital”, In A List Of Solutions To Not Pay Healthcare Too Much

“Avoid Situations In Which You May Need The Hospital”, In A List Of Solutions To Not Pay Healthcare Too Much

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I I
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1 month ago

America , the place where you'd rather pay 10s of thousands for health care because you don't want to help out your fellow Americans

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Not Sure It Works This Way

Not Sure It Works This Way

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Natalia Shoemark
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1 month ago

Their pricing is ridiculous.. no wonder people avoid it 🙄

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Plenty of Americans who are against free healthcare have a mindset that’s full-on ‘the strong survive, the weak perish’ which would be useful in a post-apocalyptic world, not when we’re all supposed to be civilized and aiming for longer, higher-quality living. And it’s a tad ironic that a country that is so full of charitable, warm, friendly people also has to deal with a cold, dehumanizing, penny-pinching healthcare system.

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Imagine Having To Wait Months For Healthcare Because You Live Somewhere That Has Government Run Healthcare

Imagine Having To Wait Months For Healthcare Because You Live Somewhere That Has Government Run Healthcare

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Anna Banana
Community Member
1 month ago

That's true. There's not enough doctors for everyone to be seen immediately so if my situation isn't dire I will wait a couple of months for a visit with a specialist. The more serious the condition is, the closer to the beginning of the line you are placed. I see no problem with that, I don't want somebody else to die because I was impatient. And that's for public healthcare. A yearly insurance at a private network of clinics costs about a quarter of a mean monthly salary. Within that you can go to any specialist (except, I think the dentist) and then it's much shorter waiting time.

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American Talking About Free Healthcare

American Talking About Free Healthcare

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I I
Community Member
1 month ago

goes bankrupt and homeless after car accident " at least i'm not paying to help others"

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#33

"Better Than The Free Healthcare [...] Ours Is Expensive, Not Crap"

"Better Than The Free Healthcare [...] Ours Is Expensive, Not Crap"

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Kaisa Koo
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

Facts missing again. I Wonder if it's more a lie or laziness.. Ignorance, I know but such irresponsible statements could be understood as lies.

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#34

But Your Doctors Are Imbecile

But Your Doctors Are Imbecile

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I I
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1 month ago

dumb af

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#35

Healthcare Is Governmental Slavery

Healthcare Is Governmental Slavery

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I I
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1 month ago

crazy doing ctrazy

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#36

“Wealthy Brits Fly To The Us For Critical Care Because We Have The Best Healthcare In The World”

“Wealthy Brits Fly To The Us For Critical Care Because We Have The Best Healthcare In The World”

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I I
Community Member
1 month ago

forgetting Brits do actually move to the USA for the weather , do you expect them to fly home for treatment then fly back ??

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#37

Gimme That Fat TV!

 Gimme That Fat TV!

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Veronica Torres
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1 month ago

Europeans can get bigger toys if they disregard their own health and education!!! Seriously?

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#38

"You’re Welcome American Citizens Literally Pay For The Rest Of The Worlds Healthcare." On A Tweet About Canada

"You’re Welcome American Citizens Literally Pay For The Rest Of The Worlds Healthcare." On A Tweet About Canada

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Roxy Eastland
Community Member
1 month ago

"American citizens literally pay for the rest of the worlds (sic) healthcare" - I don't even know what they're thinking here.

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#39

Found On Quora: "Don't Talk About Healthcare, That's Not Sometimes That Defines The Greatness Of A Country"

Found On Quora: "Don't Talk About Healthcare, That's Not Sometimes That Defines The Greatness Of A Country"

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Roland Kreslin
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1 month ago

Since when Is USA the greatest country in the world. Get your facts straight. And if you are too lazy watch the series 'newsroom'. There is a nice rant about wlhow f****d up USA is

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#40

"I'll Pay My Healthcare And Others Can Pay Theirs If They Can't That's Unfortunate"

"I'll Pay My Healthcare And Others Can Pay Theirs If They Can't That's Unfortunate"

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Marianne
Community Member
1 month ago

They're right not to believe in European socialist well fair states, because something like that doesn't exist. We do not have socialist states here. But that's hard to understand if "universal healthcare" is a socialist concept for you.

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#41

"Healthcare Isn't A Human Right"

"Healthcare Isn't A Human Right"

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Dario T.
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1 month ago

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#42

Free Healthcare Doesn’t Work And It’s A Failing System In Almost Every Country

Free Healthcare Doesn’t Work And It’s A Failing System In Almost Every Country

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I I
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1 month ago

i'd laugh but it's scary how uninformed most of these morons are

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#43

Free Healthcare Is Why Italy And Spain Have Thousands Dying Everyday From Coronavirus

Free Healthcare Is Why Italy And Spain Have Thousands Dying Everyday From Coronavirus

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Lara Verne
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1 month ago

What kind of logic is this?

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#44

Wait Until You Find Out Waiting In Line For 11 Hours To Vote Is Absolutely Wonderful Compared To The Amount Of Time People Wait To See A Doctor In Countries With Socialized Healthcare

Wait Until You Find Out Waiting In Line For 11 Hours To Vote Is Absolutely Wonderful Compared To The Amount Of Time People Wait To See A Doctor In Countries With Socialized Healthcare

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I I
Community Member
1 month ago

phone up at 8 am see a doctor at 10am , sooooo much waiting , these fools just listen to RepubliCONS filling their heads with sh1te

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#45

No It Isn’t, “Free” Healthcare Does Not Get Into The Concept Of A Human Right

No It Isn’t, “Free” Healthcare Does Not Get Into The Concept Of A Human Right

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Natalia Shoemark
Community Member
1 month ago

Ok. Technically I guess we do via our taxes... but like waaaaaaay less than them!

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#46

"Everyone Gets Free Healthcare Because It's A Right. Then Everyone Gets A Free Firearm. Because That's Definitely A Right"

"Everyone Gets Free Healthcare Because It's A Right. Then Everyone Gets A Free Firearm. Because That's Definitely A Right"

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Coleonema
Community Member
1 month ago

"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." Does not mean you get a free firearm

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#47

Canada Only Has Free Healthcare Because Of The Us

Canada Only Has Free Healthcare Because Of The Us

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Roland Kreslin
Community Member
1 month ago

What did I just read? From what does USA protect Canada. Last time I checked the only neighbours are Greenland and USA.

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#48

"My Grandfather Went To France In 1944. Germans In Control And Not Offering Doc Visits. He And Other American Servicemen Liberated The Country" On A Tweet Where An American Man Praises The French Healthcare System

"My Grandfather Went To France In 1944. Germans In Control And Not Offering Doc Visits. He And Other American Servicemen Liberated The Country" On A Tweet Where An American Man Praises The French Healthcare System

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Dilly Millandry
Community Member
1 month ago

Helped to liberate along with all the other allies, most of whom were in from the start.

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#49

Healthcare Shouldn’t Be Free For Everyone

Healthcare Shouldn’t Be Free For Everyone

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I I
Community Member
1 month ago

what a crock of sh1t , these dumb a55es need to think before they flapp their moronic lips

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#50

"If You Can't Take Care Of Yourself Than I Shouldn't Be Forced To Pay For Your Healthcare"

"If You Can't Take Care Of Yourself Than I Shouldn't Be Forced To Pay For Your Healthcare"

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Eva
Community Member
1 month ago

Well, if a nurse thinks like that, I bet there are doctors who think like that, too

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