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America has a bureaucratic agglomeration known as the Department of Veteran's Affairs which by description, is suppose to aid our former servicemen in providing medical care. As with all socialized medicine, you have everyone covered, but the care and efficiency of providing those services is severely strained. You had veterans, men who I respect more than anything, perishing while waiting in line to be seen and dismissed by doctors even if they had serve health problems.
The issue was the providing of a monolithic service, not offering other options to retired servicemen, which was changed recently, permitting to seek private alternatives if they wish to do so.
The VA is a perfect example of socialised medicine. Dirty hospitals, rationed care, wait lists, etc. Do you really want ALL your healthcare like that?
Canada healthcare is administered by the provinces, it’s more geographic, but same inefficiency as would be expected with socialized medicine.
It's literally not inefficient. It's that more people go because they won't be forced into medical debt for going.
I think this conversation is swinging between two extremes, single-payer on the one hand and full for-profit on the other. There are other options in the middle, which can still give universal health coverage without being "socialized medicine." There are many countries that operate in this middle while delivering vastly better outcomes than the current American system.
For example, I have a family member on a certain Medicaid program, which in this case is a government funded, privately delivered healthcare system. So there's an insurance card, she's not personally billed for her care, and there's no wait time or anything different from normal private care aside from her not footing the bill.
Sure, the video is meant to be an emotion pull (with the girl narrating and the baby brother etc.). Yeah, this goes over the top with the emotional appeal. But the policies articulated by Romanoff were very good on the environmental level/climate change. By comparison to standard Republicans, Hickenlooper is far and away better. By comparison to Romanoff, his policies were good just not as good. Romanoff losing the election meant that progressives lost a chance at real political power.
Going off on a table comparing Hickenlooper and Romanoff:
Ban oil and gas drilling on public lands: H: Ban future drilling only R: Yes
Ban on use of hydraulic fracturing H: No R: Yes
Both candidates agree that the United States must reduce its carbon emissions to zero in the coming decades. Romanoff named a 2040 goal for zero emissions, while Hickenlooper said 2050, though he suggested an earlier date as possible. Both say the U.S. needs to invest in research, train people for climate mitigation jobs and strengthen environmental regulations. And both support a tax on carbon emissions.
However, Romanoff has called for more immediate action to slow fossil fuel production and has criticized Hickenlooper as moving too slowly.
Green New Deal
Romanoff supports the Green New Deal, a potentially $1 trillion plan that calls for a top-to-bottom overhaul of the United States. “We could put millions of Americans back to work building a clean energy infrastructure, transforming our electrical grid, our building codes, our transportation system,” he told CPR News.
Hickenlooper supports the “concept” of the Green New Deal but wrote in 2019 that the government needed to work with private industry and cushion the financial impact. He has billed himself as a pragmatist and told The Washington Post that “big, massive government expansions are not going to be as successful” for addressing health care and climate change.
Hydraulic fracturing and drilling
Romanoff calls for an immediate ban on oil and gas drilling on public lands, and for a total ban on fracking. He has made climate a central theme of his campaign.
Hickenlooper does not support a ban on fracking, nor an immediate ban on public lands drilling. He does want to prohibit future expansions of public lands drilling.
Unfortunately, they are here, https://www.cbc.ca/news/health/dirty-hospital-rooms-a-top-concern-for-canadians-1.1321668
The question is what's to blame? The article mentions privatization of the cleaning services within the hospitals, but it was a problem before than too. The hospital where my mom grew up, long before privatized cleaning, had infection rates so high the university of western Ontario revoked its teaching licence for nurses, so not even nurses could be trained there. Top it off with the fact that the hospital got to the point where you more likely to die of a disease picked up from the hospital, than from any complication due to childbirth and I think you can call this a reoccuring problem. Heck, even in my own life I had a friend get minor knee surgery at a local health centre close to my university and he picked up a staph infection that plagued him worse than his previous knee injury. He mentioned to me later that he had been warned to get his surgery at a bigger hospital, like in the city where I live now, but he didn't want the extra wait times so took his chances, he would live to regret it. But, he did recover thank God.
I will also say that there are serious overcrowding issues in our system here in New Brunswick, that are worse than other provinces. For example just three years ago, https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/georges-dumont-hospital-overcrowding-doctor-1.4188340
This sounds cavalier, "if they're safe to go home." But I can tell you these measures have forced out people who really need to be in hospital, but are deemed just safe enough that they won't die at home. For example, my old Sunday School teacher's cardiologist nearly strangled a non-specialized doctor when they sent her home after delicate heart surgery. The doctor figured she had been in the hospital the normal amount of time, and her numbers were good, so leave. What he didn't realize (probably because he didn't read her whole chart, hence the cardiologist nearly killing him) was that her heart was weak and if she moved the wrong way, overexerted herself, or something fell on her, she could die very quickly. So, the cardiologist had to call her and give her a very strict set of guidelines that left her bedridden at home for weeks, which while similar to the hospital guidelines brought significant risk as failure to do so meant inviting a potentially fatal cardiac emergency.
Now all that being said, I support public healthcare and I wouldn't vote to privatize it. However, the discussion I find too often turns into utopia vs. distopia. "public healthcare is terrible, and will introduce dystopian health care scenarios." vs. "Public healthcare provides better care to all cheaper!"
Neither is true, there are pros and cons to both, and quality of care suffers in different ways under both. I prefer our public system, but it's not perfect and its constraints mean it will probably, in some ways, never be able to compete with private healthcare. However, the positives easily overwhelm the negatives for me, and I'm happy we have our public healthcare, I wouldn't privatize it for the world, but I do hope it gets better in the future.
I have been reading this discussion, and all I can say is this is a very difficult topic for me to give an opinion on because so much of it is built on anecdotes or people's personal experiences. When I try to find objective data, I tend to find very little differences between systems, so I feel like there are a lot of misconceptions. Most "socialized medicine" states actually have a hybrid system of both public and private insurance, public and private hospitals. This includes the United States. The only real difference between the US and other countries seems to be it has more stringent access rules for its public health insurance. It certainly is not "universal", but neither is it "only the rich can afford it".
The real question, in my opinion, should not be who pays or how, but how much are they paying? Some countries aggressively tackle costs of healthcare, reducing the amount everyone has to pay, while others let the costs spiral out of control. Part of this comes from the private sector, but a lot of it also comes from people. In Japan, where the obesity rate is only 3.6%, you're going to have a much smaller number of cardiac patients than in the US, where the rate is 32% and cardiac disease is the number one cause of death.
Ultimately, what I hear people debating in America, is to ban private insurance and have one provider for everyone. And this is not how most countries do it. In the United Kingdom, for example, there are long waiting times for surgeries, but people resort to medical tourism or private insurance to get around that. The private healthcare industry is growing because of an inefficient system. So I think competition is important, both between private firms, but also between government and private industry. But, like so much else, for some reason Americans are very good about polarizing between the most extreme of positions, so that the conversation has become "mostly (or all) private" or "all public", which doesn't make much sense to me. If you ban private insurance, and don't have a good product, you will just see people going abroad to get treated. But many who cannot afford that will get stuck with bad service, if it is bad.
Canadians go to America to get surgery, Americans go to Canada to get insulin. Neither country should brag about its healthcare system. It has more to do, in my eyes, with who runs the system and how, than what system is used. If you have incompetent people running it on both ends, it doesn't matter what system you use, it will still be crappy.