We have been watching this in our Community Health Worker class. Socialism can be a very good thing. Having free state hospitals would be a good thing. Free clinics are good. Having home doctors like SOS de Medicines would be an amazing change. We can have sanity in healthcare. And forgive the debts. So many simply can’t pay.
Most countries that have free national healthcare love it and consider it one of their birthrights. The simple idea of paying for medicine seems insane.
Our half private, half public system doesn’t do the public good. It does good for insurance company executives, it’s great for some doctors, it’s great for pharmaceutical companies, it’s great for debt collectors.
It’s not great for the public. It’s not great for health. It’s not great for the poor. It’s not great for people afraid to get medicine. It’s madness.
We need to do better.
I have a lot more to say about this but I will keep talking about the topic.
But, I think we should agree that people being afraid to visit the United States without travel health insurance says a lot.