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Well, that explains a lot. Basically, if the US government would take control, they could lower the cost of healthcare, AND taxes.I'm a bit confused though, because I thought American taxes where low. And although America has a lot of money, it also has great poverty, and most of the money is in the hands of "the 1%".
The Veterans Administration in the US is government run healthcare for members of the US military and it as a government run institution has a proven track record of some of the worse mismanagement, and bureaucracy of any government institution even over the IRS and its record for patient health care is horrendous. This fact alone makes me very afraid of healthcare in America as the US government sticks its hands ever more deeply into the workings of American Healthcare.
Now that the so called Affordable Health Care Act has been enacted we are already seeing taxes go up, and insurance costs go up. The US government taking control of healthcare in the US is NOT the answer to our healthcare problems.
American Taxes are low as compared to other countries like Germany and the UK. They roughly come in at 33% of base salary. But that is relative to other countries. To me 33% of my hard earned money going to the government is outrageous, especially considering the gross mismanagement of the money collected.
The statement that America has a lot of money is also a false perception. America is in the worst debt as a county that its ever been. Under the current of administration of President Barack Obama the US government has spent more than every preceding president since the founding of this country up to former President George W Bush Jr. Bush also spent a lot of money, but Obama has far out paced him with his own spending and the so called Affordable Health Care act is anything but affordable.
Yes America has some poverty, but our poor are the richest and fattest in the world. I know a family on food stamps, and they are provided more money in food stamps per month than I can afford to spend in 3 months, and I make an above average salary. It is a grossly inappropriate use of tax dollars. I am all for helping people out when they need a leg up, but there are people in this country that don't work because they can get government hand outs.
My father-in-law is from England and has told me horror stories about the government run healthcare in the UK. He has said that what is happening in the US now is horrible, and we are headed down a slippery slope. People from Canada routinely come to the US for healthcare because they have to wait for months for simple procedures in Canada. People in Mexico come here just to get decent healthcare at all.
All that is about to change in the course of the next few years unless "Obamacare" is repealed and crushed.