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Why is AMERICA last in the industrialized countries for its health isurance for the poor..?

Why doesnt the richest country in the world help the poor with universal health care. No bull about bank rupting the country either I need a drug called remicade Medicade or the emergency room will not provide it. I am desperately ill and refuse to give up some one please help me out if you can. THANKS

Asked By: CHRISTIAN 1 - 1/2/2008
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Because you are told lies about your health system. Do not get me wrong, US healthcare is great for those who can pay, and those who have insurance when the insurance company pays out. But as you have noted, it is fairly crap for others... More
Answered By: Captain Starkiller - 1/3/2008
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conservatism associates socialization with soviet imagery. Relics of McCarthyism
Answered By: Don't Oppress me Bro - 1/2/2008
 
Because if the US developed a universal health care program, the large corporations that provide drugs, insurance and medical care would lose money and it is all about the profits so they take some money and invest in propaganda about how bad other countries universal care is. And frightened lemmings buy it.
Answered By: realst1 - 1/2/2008
 
I tell you what...we stop paying $480 BILLION a year in foreign aide and use that money to hlep out poor...works for me!
Answered By: oldmarine08 - 1/2/2008
 
The truly poor have Medicaid.
Answered By: stung4ever - 1/2/2008
 
Because we have allowed the corporations to run the country rather than the people. Our elected officials are more beholding to them than us.
Answered By: John A - 1/2/2008
 
Cuz America is too busy spendin the money on terrorists things. We get buddy to buddy with all the people who want to hurt us, and leave the good ol' people to make due with the destructive place they're makin it to be.
Answered By: Colonel Pink - 1/2/2008
 
Because we believe in this archaic thing called liberty.
Answered By: slinkywizzard - 1/2/2008
 
There is too much profit to be had with the current system.
Answered By: m - 1/2/2008
 
Um...the United States has government health insurance for the "poor", covering people who make up to TWICE the poverty limit (I make less than that and have full private health insurance through my job) and EVERY kid up to the age of 18.
Answered By: solaran_x - 1/2/2008
 
Why would the government running health care work any better then the government running education?
Answered By: Michael _ FL - 1/2/2008
 
We have federal and state programs in place like Medicaid, Medicare, Medical. Also, if you're here illegally you can have free health care too. Besides health care isn't a right, it is a privilege.
Answered By: sha sha Sharonna - 1/2/2008
 
They aren't... More
Answered By: MrOrph - 1/2/2008
 
Because of the American capitalist system. "We" might be wealthy, but only a handful of people own all the wealth. The government lets them and helps them accumulate it all to themselves. Big Business and the U.S. government are best friends.
Answered By: Marlena - 1/2/2008
 
Because the space program and foreign policy is seen to be more important. America should be the leader in universal healthcare, but it fails miserably.
Answered By: Englanda - 1/2/2008
 
Because we are so mired in politics and the government is overrun with special interest groups and corporations pouring money into lobbying groups. That the congress and representatives somehow are baffled and amazed by all the bulls**T. I am not sure how a supposed public servant gets elected by the people. Then... More
Answered By: dahopdawg - 1/2/2008
 
You mean health care, right? The US has the best health insurance on the planet. Of course, much of the poor's health issues can be directly tied to obesity. But, we simply can't talk about that now, can we?
Answered By: tx_trotter95 - 1/2/2008
 
How many of the "poor" choose not to accept benefits that are available? We offer benefits to our employees of which we cover the majority of the cost. 75-85 percent choose not to participate... More
Answered By: G-gal - 1/2/2008
 
In economic lingo it's called "the importance of being second." Meaning, all the other countries of the world get their medical knowledge from the US free of charge and don't have to put much money into research. If the US goes socialized, the entire world will suffer.
Answered By: Frederick M - 1/2/2008
 
America is not a country of industry any more. It all has moved out. The poor get health care for free because they can not afford to pay for it and hospitals can not turn them away. So, why do we need universal health care?
Answered By: radio80flyer - 1/2/2008
 
There's this thing called Medicaid. You may have heard of it, as it's been around as long as I can remember. Poor people qualify for it, so how exactly are we behind in providing health care for the poor?
Answered By: a_wood80 - 1/2/2008
 
Because America is primarily coin operated. Lots and lots of people go through medical school raking up $100K's in medical school debt (4-6 years of medical school will run up a $250K+ worth of school loans), where part of the promise was to make a lot of... More
Answered By: DoH - 1/2/2008
 
I would say that the reason is in your question. ou ask about health insurance. Well who would not want a universal health care? Health Insurance Companies. They wouold be the losers in something like that and they are not about to give up the billions per year that they are making. As long as our politicians stay... More
Answered By: dlee_75 - 1/2/2008
 
Thank u for ur question now a point blank question because the really don't give a d**n about the poor n r all for helping the rich get richer n I agree with u there is no excuse for the richest country on the planet to have such lousy health care for its citizens n don't try to blame it on i****************s either... More
Answered By: Dark Shadows - 1/2/2008
 
the people who are profiting from the system as it is now and has been for a while; ie ceo's of blue cross, other health insurance companies and drug and medical research companies, make a LOT of money with wedical care privatized. they also have a lot of power in washington because they have all tis money and they can... More
Answered By: long lashes - 1/2/2008
 
Well it might have something to do with the sense of entitlement of all of its citizens. Everyone here feels that they should get something for nothing. While many government systems are kinda traps and pose many problems in being able to get out of them and help yourself, there are so many people who ARE just content... More
Answered By: K-Diz - 1/2/2008
 
As a nurse who has worked in both public and private hospitals, it really gets me angry when I hear that "the poor don't get healthcare". That is a complete load of crap... More
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Answered By: Torin - 1/2/2008
 
why don't you get a job and pay for those meds you need? why is it my responsibility? i have a baby who was very ill and in the NICU when he was born. I paid for the insurance that covered his birth... More
Answered By: youngTEXASrepublican - 1/2/2008
 
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