Posted by: switch
Posted by: tashi
Conversely, all the Americans I know are in favour of it. And they’re rich to buy their own, they just know it’s better for everyone.
There are over 350 million amreicans remember, the media narrative and anecdotes by foreigners aren’t particularly representative.
They purchase medical coverage from an insurance company. They are offered various types of coverages, such as yearly physicals, emergency room visits for trauma, etc. The person then picks what components of the coverage they believe they need/want, and then pay for that.
With universal health care, pretty much everything is covered, so each person must pay for full coverage. An American man would object because he doesn't need, for example, maternity insurance as he'd never require it. So the man will argue that he's having to pay for insurance he'd never use. He only wants to pay for what he may need.
That's the American mentality.
Buddy was saying in the Senate today to go shovel snow from your neighbors drive. But sharing healthcare costs is a step too far