No, it's not. The WHO had a ranking that put the U.S.A. 37th in the world behind most other 'developed' countries. Also, there are actually about 40 million uninsured Americans, which I wouldn't call 'a small amount'.Our healthcare system is the best in the world. Only a small amount are not covered by insurance,
I have to disagree with you on that. Sure the US has many advances in medical technology, but other countries, like, I don't know, France, have the same advances in medicine, with one big difference. The people there pay very little for their medical care. France does have much higher taxes than the US, but education and medical care are cheap or free. I would much rather pay higher taxes for the peace of mind that comes from not having to worry about affording medical care instead of paying less taxes but worrying about what would happen to my family if I became sick.However, there are some problems, mostly cost. But why is it more expensive than many other countries? Partly because we create so many new technologies, drugs, and treatment. Years and years and millions of dollars go into designing these, so they obviously have to be expensive. But mostly, healthcare is expensive because of the government, so it is nonsensical to turn to the government for the answer.
Why shouldn't the government only let doctors go to certified schools? Otherwise, it would be possible for shoddy colleges to graduate "doctors" who don't really even know that much about medicine. But the main reason doctors have to go through so much schooling is because they have the well-being and often the lives of tens or hundreds of patients in their hands. Also, would you want your dermatologist to be allowed to be a brain surgeon without demonstrating their proficiency in surgery? I don't think so. However, I do agree with your idea of testing before recieving a medical liscense, to demonstrate their ability.One reason healthcare is expensive is because it costs so much to be a doctor. They spend years at college, but they can only go to colleges approved by the government. Sounds like a monopoly to me. This is to "protect the patients," but really, once you become a doctor, you can practice any kind of medicine. A neurologist can take a look at someone's feet. If you didn't have to go through so much schooling to be a doctor, that would lower costs. Obviously, being a doctor requires much schooling, but if you could specialize in college, and only study a certain field, it would be cheaper. We need to protect the patients somewhat, but I think a system of testing before you get your medical license, or perhaps only a certain amount of time in a government approved school will do the trick.
I'm positive that almost everyone wants insurance, just not everyone wants to pay for it...take out the people that don't want insurance...
Wise choice, gyourko.I'm positive that almost everyone wants insurance, just not everyone wants to pay for it...take out the people that don't want insurance...
We don't have the best system in the world, one of the Scandinavian countries (I'd probably go with Denmark) with government run care does. I'm not saying that it would make us better either...We may just be too big.
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