In Canada everyone gets to see a doctor or visit a hospital for free. But doctors no longer visit patients. If you feel sick you are advised to go to the nearest hospital emergency for care. Many health services once provided by the government have been given to private insurers. Medications are not covered. Blood work has been free of charge, but recently one routine blood test item has incurred a charge. Everyone who pays income tax pays a yearly fee as a percentage of their taxable income for health care.
I think that whatever may be wrong with the U.S. health care system is caused by the vast array of insurers and regulations. Though it seems that many are satisfied with the current system especially those who had to pay for their own care before Obama Care. The effort to replace Obama Care with something better seems just as confusing as what needed fixing. There are too many competing interests and regulations and as in Canada with our single payer, too many people trying to make money out of sickness, maybe because we’ve forgotten how to make money from making things.
Here’s what I missed up to yesterday, April 4:
…As a presidential candidate in 2008, Barack Obama had promised repeatedly that he would not raise any tax on any American earning less than $250,000 per year. He broke the promise when he signed Obama care. With the passage of the House GOP bill, tens of millions of middle-income Americans will get tax relief from Obama care’s long list of tax hikes.
Read more: http://www.atr.org/list-obamacare-taxes-repealed#ixzz4gCW1cUN0
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I should have known the middle class wanted something. I still remember those $250,000 middle class income earners that Obama promised tax breaks to when he agreed to Republican tax break requests for the rich (???).
United States health insurance sure is complicated. I’ve read that Hollywood writers have had a gold plated pay next to nothing health insurance plan(fake news maybe?). My dentist once told me that here in Canada medical doctors have a gold plated medical insurance plan(sour grapes maybe?). Medical insurance sure is complicated.