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Why are U.S. citizens ignoring the 6% gain on GDP, by not nationalizing health care?

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  1. Gnostic Christian Bishop

    Gnostic Christian Bishop Well-Known Member

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    Why are U.S. citizens ignoring the 6% gain on GDP, by not nationalizing health care?


    Statistics show that the average U.S. citizen pays considerably more for their, --- bankruptcy creating inhumane medical system, --- than other countries who have nationalized health care. The gain in GDP is around 3%.


    It follows economies of scale gains are likely to be about 3%. If a penny saved is a penny earned, I am justified in saying that there would be a 6% saving to the average U.S. citizen.


    Why are Americans wasting such a huge amount of gains, when going single payer could bring such a huge gain to each American?


    I ask all my Yankee friends; what the hell? Recognize that single payer, pays great dividends.


    http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/health-costs-how-the-us-compares-with-other-countries/


    Regards

    DL
     
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    Because a greater GDP doesn't heal people! Because it doesn't help the poor and the elderly! And if it is true that by not nationalising healthcare, we would increase the GDP to 6%. . .why hasn't it happened since we NEVER HAD nationalised healthcare?

    Why is the US GDP about the same as European countries. . .who DO HAVE nationalised healthcare. . .in one variation or another?

    I am not sure I understand your posts completely. At the beginning, you seem to say that it would BENEFIT the US GDP to NOT nationalise healthcare. . .but later, you seem to support single payer. . .which is basically national healthcare as it is practice in ALL European countries, with some slight difference in each country.

    Could you please clarify what your stand is?

    As a person who has lived for many years in both Europe AND the US, I totally agree with the article you have provided as a source.
     
  3. Gnostic Christian Bishop

    Gnostic Christian Bishop Well-Known Member

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    Thanks.

    The problem seems to be that you see what I put as an increase in GDP. Not my intent. I show a saving, which would come out of your GDP because your health costs are so much higher than many other countries.

    That savings aside, I see national health care for all as more of a humanitarian move and I see most Americans as not caring for their weakest or poorest citizens.

    They seem to be supporting a corrupt system even while railing against it.

    Please give this link a listen as it shows the corruption in detail.

    http://www.upworthy.com/20-years-of...w1&u=94acbbeb6bbd6d664157009a896e71b014efbf27

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    DL
     
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    Openmind Well-Known Member

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    We seem to agree 100%!
     
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    How Sweet It Is.

    Regards
    DL
     
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