I still keep seeing things about the terribly high cost of Single Payer Healthcare. Why?
We are not the first country to do it. Italy has the 2nd or 3rd best healthcare in the World. Their govt pays about US$3,077/capita/yr. If you look at many studies by Govt and other Credible sources, not Fox News, the US Govt is spending US$9,267/capita/yr* for the 36th best healthcare, and the CDC says that over 400,000 people are dying each year of preventable diseases, we have the 170th best infant mortality, (there are only about 220 countries in the World) the 138th best Maternal Mortality, the 43rd best life expectancy, etc .
So, the ONLY reason for this that I can think of is the Rich Leeches bought our Govt and keep the masses ignorant of the Facts.
EVERY penny you pay in personal cost of crappy healthcare goes to the Leeches. And about $6,000/yr of taxes. Direct to the Leeches. Have I missed something? It seems simple and very sad.
Am J Public Health. 2016 March; 106(3): 449–452.
Published online 2016 March. doi: [10.2105/AJPH.2015.302997]
There are, of course, many more issues, but why are we not united behind these? Simply because we allow ourselves to be manipulated by a massive propaganda machine that keeps us fragmented.