1. My husband’s grandparents are dual US/Italy residents, yet they come here
    and pay out of pocket for all their health care, including cancer
    treatment. Why? Because the waiting list to have his grandmother’s
    intestinal cancer removed was years long, and the outcome wasn’t as certain
    (since it would continue to grow). His aunt nearly lost a leg because of an
    infection, since the doctor didn’t see her for a month. I don’t think this
    is a better policy. I already pay for my own insurance. Good video

  2. dont forget that europes taxes are sky high to to pay for it it is tempting
    for gov to ration care and price controls so they can keep more of the
    money, insurance does have some price controls the doc may charge a certain
    amount but the insurance companies pay up to a certain limit, so i call
    that price controls, I see it when I get the statement. people do abuse
    insurance going to the doc for minor problems (which I see all the time
    when I go to my doc)my premiums are high too.

  3. this is probably why the gov so desperatly wants to control health care,
    many of them wrongly believe in population controls, this is a good way to
    achieve it. people in gov for some reason become delusional and think
    somehow being in a group called gov all of a sudden makes them wise, smart
    and quite capable of running other peoples lives successfully or some of
    them are psychopaths, not sure which. I go for the psychopath theory.

  4. strawman argument: things cost because it took time, effort and investments
    to create a good or service, we didnt’ create the water air and sunlight
    silly. it would be good to stick to valid argements.

  5. years ago when i didnt have a decent job (temp jobs only) I got a medicaid
    card and it covered my care, so I guess they could of just expanded it for
    people who can’t afford insurance, at least that way people aren’t forced
    to buy it (hence driving up costs) who don’t want it. but this is not about
    health care, it is about getting more revenue into the system for
    gov/wallstreet/other investments that those in gov profit off personally.
    forced investments under false pretense.

  6. from my understanding tax incentives are in place to encourage corp and
    wealth individuals to give to charity, and hospitals from my understanding
    have funds from these charitible giving to cover those who cant afford it
    the problem lies not in avialble money voluntarily given is those who
    control the funds to actual use for said purpose instead of diverting it
    for their own pet projects and line their own pockets with it. so the
    problem is corruption of power not lack of charity.

  7. roads were not free, license fees, taxes on gasoline, tolls in some areas,
    so most of it is paid by actual users. but they have complained that tax
    revenue as gone down due to fuel effcient cars but I think they knew that
    when they mandate (force) fuel effcient cars, even for those who don’t want
    it, to justify invadeing your privacy by putting on a gps tracker on your
    car to charge you per mile tax, which was probably agenda all along and not
    about saving enviroment.

  8. whos gonna get open heart surgery in 3rd world india…NOT ME

  9. I know plenty of Canadians that say the opposite shit that you say.

  10. I don’t know what it’s going to be like for any reader who reads this
    comment, but my health care cost looks like it will actually go down by
    signing up for obamacare. I currently have insurance through my employer.
    It’s not the best plan, but it takes care of my needs. I have a PPO Max
    plan with aetna insurance. they cover 70% of the cost and 500 deductible.
    There is a 300k maximum amount that they will cover per year. Also, there
    isn’t a max amount that I have to pay.

  11. with the new insurance that I was checking out. I my insurance would be
    with blue cross blue shield. The $500 deductible will stay the same, but
    there is a $1,500 max amount of my out of pocket expenses. Also, they cover
    90% instead of 70%. There also isn’t a limit of coverage for me. This is
    the platinum plan though and doesn’t cover eye care nor dental. Those are
    fairly cheap though. currently I pay about $395 a month and the new amount
    would be $365 for better coverage.

  12. I am sure that after I add vision and dental. The cost will be about the
    same, but it seems like I will have better coverage. I am going to think
    more about this and all the possible outcomes, before I make a decision.
    But I am leaning towards signing up through the ACA

  13. Incentives don’t change the fact that for some time now we’ve given less
    than 10% of what we gave during the Great Depression. Americans are no
    longer charitable. We’re greedy and dying for it.

  14. Thats why watchdogs exist now to report to….. I have met alot of people
    who needed surgery for joint damage, never saw them wait for months and
    when it happens we know what to do (complaining works).

  15. New Zealander here, we’ve got state paid healthcare but thank God our
    government decided to allow private insurers to remain open. We have the
    benefits of monopsonising the industry (reducing the cost of drugs,
    reducing the cost of technology) as well as the benefits of private
    insurance (no worries and quick access to surgery with compensation for
    lost time). Australia has the same system.

  16. The lines that this guy talks about has been debunked. There are not long
    lines or shortages of life saving drugs. Notice how the video maker doesn’t
    really talk about how efficient the forced price controls works for every
    other country in the world. They keep prices down and they pay less on both
    ends (the tax payer and the government). The company that wins the bid for
    the price controls also makes a lot of money. Out of pocket doesn’t work
    when people are hurt in accidents.

  17. Price controls don’t work in other parts of the world. In Canada for
    example the best drugs are very very very rationed. Same with the UK. There
    are many variables in health outcomes but using health outcomes as a gauge
    the amount of specific drugs is not even close to accurate. Also the cost
    of the drugs as Lee points out is differed to those who can pay and develop
    the drugs. If the USA enacts there own controls the price won’t go down the
    drugs just wont appear.

  18. In Oklahoma they have a private facility and free clinic. The private
    practice refuses to take insurance AND is still cheaper than the “free”
    clinic. Resaontv has a video on it.

  19. The system that you’re describing would be fine for elective surgury’s but
    you don’t have time to “shop around” when you need immediate care. If you
    do have the time to shop around the best and cheapest doctors may be on the
    other side of the country. I don’t pretend to have the answer, but I do not
    think your system wold work for most of the country.

  20. We’ll done!!!

  21. Stupid autocorrect.

  22. You make some good points but ignore or gloss over counterarguments. Worst
    of all is your dependence upon generalizations, what you “believe”, and
    even anecdotes, in the near total absence of data. This is how propaganda
    is done, but not how reasoned debate is done.

    For example, your anecdote about someone with insurance paying out of
    pocket and saving money is surely an aberration among the many examples of
    people without insurance being charged many times the insured price. I can
    provide anecdotes, too.

    Perhaps the most egregious omission was that of the costs of an insurance
    based system. You are likely aware that the ACA requires insurers to spend
    a minimum of 80% of premiums on care. Many plans have had expense ratios
    far beyond 20% and in many markets, you can be guaranteed that they will
    asymptotically approach 20% with the ACA in force.

    Therefore, there is an immediate 20% taken off the top in an insurance
    based system. However, anyone paying attention during an office visit
    surely realizes that a significant fraction of the staff hours are expended
    on dealing with insurance in one way or another. So what is the total
    built-in disadvantage? 35%? 40%?

    That you never mentioned this factor reveals you to be either naively
    repeating ideas taken from ideologically approved sources as “received
    wisdom” or simply being a deceptive partisan shill.

  23. There’s a bit of an artificial shortage in the United States that causes a
    rise in price for medicine as well, and it’s caused by not having enough
    medical schools open. Do you think allowing more medical schools to open
    (and thus making more new doctors per year) would be a viable way to lower
    the market price of medical attention? This could seriously reduce the
    price of this, if you ask me.

  24. So we’ve got the worst of both worlds. We don’t have the price controls of
    Europe, nor do we have the competition of a market, and therefore, nothing
    to keep costs down. That’s the mistake we often make.

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