View Poll Results: What needs to change in US healthcare?

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  • Complete overhaul, replacing old system with European-style universal healthcare.

    27 58.70%
  • Partial overhaul, including expansion of Medicare, reworking of profit-based insurance system.

    9 19.57%
  • Sparse overhaul, based around getting rid of the profit-based private insurance companies.

    4 8.70%
  • Nothing needs to change, the US system is good the way it is.

    6 13.04%
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Thread: There are 36 countries with better healthcare than the USA. What needs to happen?

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    There are 36 countries with better healthcare than the USA. What needs to happen?

    It's no secret that the US healthcare system is a disaster, and of all developed nations, the US has some of the worst healthcare and overall health.

    This Business Insider article mentions the 36 countries that have better healthcare than the US, from France in #1 to Costa Rica in #36.

    My poll today is: What needs to change to bring the US closer to other developed nations in terms of healthcare quality, service and costs?

    http://www.businessinsider.com/best-...e-world-2012-6
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    Re: There are 36 countries with better healthcare than the USA. What needs to happen?

    Oddly enough, due to an intense disinformation campaign from the right wing about 30% of the country thinks we have/recently had the best healthcare in the world. It seems many think to get back the best healthcare in the world all the US has to do is get the government out of the way of profits, er, I mean healthcare. By the way, where is the poll?
    Quote Originally Posted by Ad_Captandum View Post
    It's no secret that the US healthcare system is a disaster, and of all developed nations, the US has some of the worst healthcare and overall health.

    This Business Insider article mentions the 36 countries that have better healthcare than the US, from France in #1 to Costa Rica in #36.

    My poll today is: What needs to change to bring the US closer to other developed nations in terms of healthcare quality, service and costs?
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    Re: There are 36 countries with better healthcare than the USA. What needs to happen?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ad_Captandum View Post
    It's no secret that the US healthcare system is a disaster, and of all developed nations, the US has some of the worst healthcare and overall health.

    This Business Insider article mentions the 36 countries that have better healthcare than the US, from France in #1 to Costa Rica in #36.

    My poll today is: What needs to change to bring the US closer to other developed nations in terms of healthcare quality, service and costs?


    Problem. The Business Insider article from 2012 referenced the notorious WHO report so full of errors and disinformation the WHO won't publish another ranking again.

    So, your post contains zero facts, and might then be difficult to attract anything meaningful.

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    Re: There are 36 countries with better healthcare than the USA. What needs to happen?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ad_Captandum View Post
    It's no secret that the US healthcare system is a disaster, and of all developed nations, the US has some of the worst healthcare and overall health.

    This Business Insider article mentions the 36 countries that have better healthcare than the US, from France in #1 to Costa Rica in #36.

    My poll today is: What needs to change to bring the US closer to other developed nations in terms of healthcare quality, service and costs?

    The 36 Best Healthcare Systems In The World - Business Insider
    Some change is needed, but a complete overhaul I do not believe is necessary. I also think the government getting involved to the extent they have was a bad bad bad idea. Some rule changes, like not denying based off pre existing conditions, I think are good changes.

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    Re: There are 36 countries with better healthcare than the USA. What needs to happen?

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    Oddly enough, due to an intense disinformation campaign from the right wing about 30% of the country thinks we have/recently had the best healthcare in the world. It seems many think to get back the best healthcare in the world all the US has to do is get the government out of the way of profits, er, I mean healthcare. By the way, where is the poll?
    Is the poll there now?

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    Re: There are 36 countries with better healthcare than the USA. What needs to happen?

    Yes, thank you.
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    Is the poll there now?
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    Re: There are 36 countries with better healthcare than the USA. What needs to happen?

    I can't pick any of those options.... what a crap poll.
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    Re: There are 36 countries with better healthcare than the USA. What needs to happen?

    Quote Originally Posted by ocean515 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ad_Captandum View Post
    It's no secret that the US healthcare system is a disaster, and of all developed nations, the US has some of the worst healthcare and overall health.

    This Business Insider article mentions the 36 countries that have better healthcare than the US, from France in #1 to Costa Rica in #36.

    My poll today is: What needs to change to bring the US closer to other developed nations in terms of healthcare quality, service and costs?

    The 36 Best Healthcare Systems In The World - Business Insider
    Problem. The Business Insider article from 2012 referenced the notorious WHO report so full of errors and disinformation the WHO won't publish another ranking again.

    So, your post contains zero facts, and might then be difficult to attract anything meaningful.
    You are correct.


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    Re: There are 36 countries with better healthcare than the USA. What needs to happen?

    Quote Originally Posted by ocean515 View Post
    Problem. The Business Insider article from 2012 referenced the notorious WHO report so full of errors and disinformation the WHO won't publish another ranking again.

    So, your post contains zero facts, and might then be difficult to attract anything meaningful.
    This is the first I've heard that the report was anything but based off of careful research. I suspect you don't like the WHO report for the same reason you probably don't like the UN or the WTO -- they're not American, they appear to take power away from America, and they often criticise America when you would prefer not to be criticised.

    But if you'd like another report, here you are:

    </title> <script src='/rapi/js_config.js' type='text/javascript'></script> <script src="http://cdn.gotraffic.net/v/20140102_130124/javascripts/visual-data/jquery-1.8.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script> <script> $.fn.localizeDateStamp = function

    Bloomberg ranks the US as 46th. Maybe the WHO wasn't so bad after all?

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    Re: There are 36 countries with better healthcare than the USA. What needs to happen?

    It it aint from Fox News...remember that misinformation campaign?
    Quote Originally Posted by Ad_Captandum View Post
    This is the first I've heard that the report was anything but based off of careful research. I suspect you don't like the WHO report for the same reason you probably don't like the UN or the WTO -- they're not American, they appear to take power away from America, and they often criticise America when you would prefer not to be criticised.

    But if you'd like another report, here you are:

    </title> <script src='/rapi/js_config.js' type='text/javascript'></script> <script src="http://cdn.gotraffic.net/v/20140102_130124/javascripts/visual-data/jquery-1.8.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script> <script> $.fn.localizeDateStamp = function

    Bloomberg ranks the US as 46th. Maybe the WHO wasn't so bad after all?
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