2021.09.21 19:26 SixOnTheBeach Calling all California citizens: if the government won't do it, we have to take healthcare reform into our own hands.
Link to petition: https://chng.it/hMVRmc2JjX
As Californians, many of us cheered for Bernie Sanders when he advocated for a public healthcare system. A vast majority of Americans support a public option. Democrats and independents overwhelmingly support a public option for healthcare, with even Republicans not far from majority support. So if we all want it, where is it? Where is our government representation? In my opinion, when 68% of people support something, it is damn criminal for the government to resist implementing it. It is time for us to catch up to every other developed nation on Earth. Americans used to be trailblazers in coming up with new ways to support its citizens, and the rest of the world looked up to us. Now, we are a laughingstock to the countries that once admired us.
Why do our politicians refuse to give us something so clearly desired? In a Gallup poll, 52% of Americans worried a great deal about the affordability and availability of healthcare, with another 28% still fairly worried. 61% of Americans think there are major problems with the healthcare system in the US. The healthcare and insurance industries are simply too powerful. There is a lot of money in these industries, and the lobbyists do not want to lose this money. If these industries are so rich and powerful, imagine what our healthcare could be like with all of the money going towards our people. Healthcare is an inelastic good, and therefore they can charge whatever they want with no consequences. Because what are you going to do? Die? Americans pay the most by far of any OECD nation, and yet what are the results? Is this really the best system? If it is, why is our life expectancy so much lower than all of these other nations? Why do Americans have over 50% more chronic illnesses than the OECD average?
People take ubers to the hospital because they can't afford the ambulance trip that will cost in the thousands. People will not go to the hospital until they absolutely have to, oftentimes causing whatever ailment they have to become significantly worse by the time they finally go in. US citizens see a doctor almost half as often as the average among OECD nations. This causes the treatment to be less successful and more expensive. The same study found that Americans have among the highest rates of hospitalizations for preventable illnesses such as diabetes and hypertension. So much money could go to helping people heal instead of being used to pay insurance agents whose whole job is to find a way to deny you coverage. So much money could be saved if people weren't afraid to get preventative treatment.
I'm tired of not knowing the price of something before I buy it. How is this allowed? If any other industry did this they would be crucified, and rightfully so. Every time I order my prescription medication, I am told that I will know the price when it is charged to me. That is despicable. As a younger child, I got into a biking accident and was taken to the hospital. The summer camp I was at was far away from the city, and without my parents there I was taken to a hospital outside of my insurance plan. I was given an x-ray, my wound was cleaned with water, rubbing alcohol, and a q-tip. I was then given a band-aid and a cloth sling for my arm. This experience cost my parents $3,500. $50 for a band-aid? What kind of cruel game are they playing? It's time for us Californians to unite and rise up to change our state for the better. A California with a thriving public option for healthcare would send a message to the rest of the country, paving the way for other states to adopt it and the federal government eventually implementing it across the nation. Let's send a message to the companies that would reduce our health to dollars on paper. We have the highest rate of avoidable deaths. We are not only worth the money we can pay. We are human beings and we deserve to be treated as such.
Please send this to every Californian citizen you know!
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