The failed Republican healthcare bill gave Americans the opportunity to see where we are headed after “repeal and replace” is complete. Unfortunately, the future is bleak and we will likely be left with Big Government in control of the system.
We are often told by the likes of Michael Moore that we should implement universal healthcare that replicates Canada’s. Moore and other proponents fail to explain that Canadians who are seriously ill or in need of surgery come to the United States for their care. The fact that they can come to the U.S. helps camouflage how bad their system actually is.
Our current system is similar to Canada’s and was to some degree modeled after it as a public-private mutant. President Trump thinks it’s a good system or at least he did.
Our U.S. healthcare is a hydra of public and private rules and insurance. It is an expensive mess with high premiums and deductibles for everyone who is not on the dole, but we’re not Canada – yet.
The Toronto Sun described Canada’s Socialist healthcare system and found it couldn’t hold up to Communist China’s. Canada doesn’t allow people to control their own health or even pay for care the state cannot provide.
It’s under litigation now, but what was most interesting was the reaction of a Chinese Communist delegation who were shocked and disbelieving when they heard people can’t use their own money to get proper care.
The original Democrat healthcare bill also prevented people from paying for better healthcare.
But it’s all free in Canada and it covers everything. Patients rarely see a bill, but like all free services, it shows up in their taxes, roughly $12,000 per average family, but it isn’t enough to prevent the unaffordability, the long wait times, or the people dying waiting for transplants[…]