What are the pros and cons, and what are the debates for each pro/con. The gist of the arguments to be made to my understand are the following. A) It costs too much and B) It will make medical quality worse. Are either of these things true why or why not, and how true are they compared to other similar single payer systems, and how do these single payer systems compare to non-single payer Universal Healthcare systems, and how do they all compare to our current system.
My belief is healthcare shouldn’t be for profit, private health insurance hurts businesses, and it causes upward 600,000 people to go bankrupt each year due to medical expenses and lack of coverage. I think healthcare is one of the fundamental ways of reversing the rate at which wealth inequality grows. Small businesses can use the money they would have spent on covering their employees on expanding, people will have more preventive care lowering the number of people waiting until an emergency to go see a doctor which keeps millions of people at work being productive and not being forced onto gov assistance. With more people going to family doctors and having preventive care there will be less people in emergency rooms. Veterans will get the care they need without needing to go through the hassle of proving their eligibility to have the government pay for their medical needs that are the result of their service to the country. And of course there will no longer be middle class families losing their status and falling down to the poor class because their dad got sick and went into debt.
Would like some opinions on all of this.