Natasha McShane, a student from Ireland, was brutally beaten with a bat in Chicago. In the hospital for 3 months, the medical bills added up to hundreds of thousands of dollars. If the assault had happened in Ireland she wouldn’t have received one bill because they have a national health care system that covers everyone and is funded by taxes. For the Irish, health care is a human right. It is not so in the United States. An assault like the one Natasha survived would result in medical bankruptcy for thousands of Americans, even those with health insurance.
|By: helenredmond Monday July 26, 2010 6:38 am|
|By: khin Wednesday October 28, 2009 10:26 pm|
According to Progressive Democrats of America and OpEdNews, the Kucinich Amendment has been stripped from the bill.
|By: khin Monday October 26, 2009 10:27 am|
The very last post I ever write on Daily Kos.
|By: khin Sunday October 25, 2009 3:54 pm|
There’s only been one President to support single payer in the last 60 years: Harry Truman.
|By: khin Thursday October 22, 2009 3:12 pm|
How much does the public support Medicare for All?
|By: khin Saturday October 17, 2009 9:17 am|
Refuting health care reform lies by Heritage and AEI.
|By: khin Monday October 5, 2009 6:16 am|
It’s a popular leftist talking point that the US doesn’t have the best health care system in the world. However, deciding which health care system is best really depends upon how we measure success. The WHO rankings are often cited as proof that the US system is not the best, but this ranking has several problems, the most obvious being that it’s nine years out of date. But even aside from that, this study is open to question because it does not just measure health care quality but also, in part, health care equity and even potential health care quality given GDP.