Bernie Sanders is going to put in a single payer system. Bad idea, as it will be inefficient and TOO EXPENSIVE.
I grew up in the UK, and the National Health service is bankrupt, they
are now opening private hospitals, because there is often an 18 month
waiting list to get a bed, or have an operation. You should know that
the government cannot administer such a huge undertaking, I mean, just
look at the post office, the VA and the DMV to see how bad they are.
I've lost two people
as a direct result of socialized medicine. My uncle was diagnozed with a
grumbling appendix, and the Dr said it neeeded removing before it
burst. He was denied access to specialist, and patients can only see the
Drs. to whom they are assigned, so no chance of a 2nd opinion.
Anyway, he waited 18 months for a hospital bed, and by the time he got
in, and they checked him out, he had pancreatic cancer. Of course it was
too late to operate...he died a couple of month later.
person had strange lumps behind his ear, he was told he was malingering,
and told to go home. He had lymph cancer, (forgotten, the real term).
He was also denied access to a specialist, he died of cancer, at 38,
leaving 5 young kids. This is my experience but I have heard many more
horror stories. Every European country has healthcare, yet they are all
starting to open private alternatives, because the systems are
overwhelmed and broke. The government is not capable of running a
healthcare system...just looked at how screwed up the VA is. Also we
have a far better cancer survival rate for cancer and transplants. They
don't use the most up to date drugs, too expensive. At 65 you can no
longer get a transplant, or even have a mammogram, not cost effective.
It's a slippery slope, you do not need a single payer system, run by
bureaucrats. They are not qualified to judge medical situations, yet
they do. Be careful what you wish for; the free market works so much
better. than a single payer, healthcare system.