Socialized medicine! Boo! Did I frighten you?
Immigration amnesty! Boo! Scared?
You have been manipulated by corporate media to conclude that anything, for example, that smacks of one-payer, national healthcare is socialism. And that your health is in jeopardy if that happens. Are you a puppet?
Socialized medicine exists in just about every nation that has a longer life expectancy for its citizens than the backward U.S. And we pay more per person by far than any of these nations. We are given horror stories about Britain's national healthcare program. Much of it is fiction and more of it is based on purposely manipulated lies. Do you think for one minute that any of the Scandinavian countries would abandon their socialized medicine? Why would people in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Germany, or France change to the U.S. system and see their health and life-expectancy plummet? You are being sold a bill of goods, and it is bought and paid for by drug conglomerates, insurance corporations, and private healthcare people, including many overpaid physicians who remain silent in this racket we have in the U.S. Huge media corporations have joined in as a way to protect their abuse of our economic system known as capitalism. And our politicians, Republicans AND Democrats, are bought and paid for also.
Economic ruin from medical expenses is almost totally restricted to the U.S.
Immigration amnesty is coming. Some form of it is obviously necessary. Besides, both rich private homeowners and greedy American businesspersons depend on illegal immigrants to do their dirtiest jobs for peanuts. Greed rules here! How would you suggest we deport 12 million immigrants who came here, like our forefathers, to give their families a better life, actually a minimal standard life. And when it benefits big business and the rich it will be judged OK. Both universal health care and immigration amnesty will eventually come because it is becoming more beneficial to corporations and the rich to finally do the right thing. Oh, that we have to wait so long for this!