It is going to be awhile before the United States of America joins the civilized world and institutes Universal Health Care that covers every single American.
The American people are essentially ignorant. They vote with their emotions rather than their heads. They react to conservative scare tactics. They hear “Socialized Medicine” and they freak out. Medicare is “Socialized Medicine” and is wildly successful, serving millions of recipients for the last four decades.
Universal Health Care will be coverage that will allow for citizens to attend to their medical needs and not go bankrupt if there are serious issues, surgery or a catastrophic illness.
Universal Health Care is not available YET. In the meantime, there are places to find low cost health insurance. You just need to do your due diligence and explore all of your options.
The traditional health insurance industry giants are FOR PROFIT ENGINES. They take approximately 18 dollars of every 100 for themselves. They provide no health care whatsoever. They are money movers, just like the big banks.
There are health plans available to you. You just have to find them.
We spend close to $8,000.00 per citizen per year for health care in the United States. In 2012, we will get close to $2.8 TRILLION. Figure out what 18% of that is. There are too many zeros for my desk calculator.
At this stage of the game, health care insurance is not a right and it is anything but affordable from the big companies. On top of that, their first knee jerk reaction is to deny coverage if the drug, test or procedure is expensive.
The major health insurance providers are all about making profits. Health care is NOT a concern.