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[–]worm 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

As a non-American, I honestly don't see anything wrong with the American model. It seems to make much more sense to me from an intuitive standpoint that the sick must pay for their own healthcare.

Perhaps I am just misinformed, but if someone can give me a rundown on why the American system is so bad then I'd be willing to listen. Most of the time, all I seem to hear about is a complaint about how expensive everything is - but it seems quite intuitive to me that life-saving treatment ought to be expensive. Complaints about waiting-times, poor equipment, overworked doctors, or uncaring staff apply universally, regardless of whether you have a public healthcare system or not - so again, I don't see why the American system is somehow worse than others.

I'm not trying to start a fight. I'm just asking Americans to tell me exactly what they think is wrong with their system and how they want to fix it.

[–]Tom_Bombadil 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (1 child)

It seems to make much more sense to me from an intuitive standpoint that the sick must pay for their own healthcare.

That is a corporatist answer if I've ever read one.

Does your intuition also encourage you to rob from the poor, and give to the rich?

[–]IdleHands 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Straw man attack, low pyramid effort