Zack
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Zack asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 8 months ago

Which would be more expensive: the cost of private healthcare or the increased taxes of a universal healthcare system in the U.S?

Update:

For someone who pays taxes.

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  • 8 months ago

    Universal healthcare would be more expensive and the care would be lousy. If you want to see Universal Healthcare...look to the VA. If you want to see government in action...look at the most expensive K-12 education in the world...look at the results. we are being passed by 3rd world countries. Costs keep going up.

  • 8 months ago

    Depends on whose viewpoint you see it from. For the healthy, young adult, they would likely not use the healthcare system very often whether it's private or publicly funded. But they would be required to put money into a universal healthcare system even if they chose not to purchase private health care insurance. The overall cost per month would be less with a universal healthcare tax than with monthly premiums from a private health insurance company.

    For the older person with a chronic illness, like say diabetes, they would use the healthcare services more frequently, and the cost of premiums for private insurance as well as the cost of medical services not covered by the universal (say Medicare) health care system would make it financially devastating. Better to share the cost with the healthy contributors with a universal healthcare system tax.

    The real problem is the run-away cost of supplies and services in the present healthcare system in the U.S. A universal healthcare system might be able to regulate how much is charged for any particular item or service, so you don't get charged $50 every time they take your blood pressure, or $10 for a cottonball.

  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    Why anyone trusts the government that much is beyond me.

  • 8 months ago

    Any time the govt gets involved, costs skyrocket and quality plummets

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  • 8 months ago

    The cost of 'universal health care'.

    Source(s): Personal experience.
  • Dale
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    8 months ago

    Increased taxes of a universal healthcare system in the U.S would be more expensive. Adding the government to anything makes it more expensive, not less. Anyone remember the $500 toilet seat.

  • 8 months ago

    If we had an actual free market, private healthcare would be cheaper.

    And the only thing that needs to be done to make this happen is for the Federal government to exercise its powers under the Commerce Clause and preempt state level health insurance regulations.

    This would open up a truly free market for health insurance across state lines.

    But Democraps don't want a free market. They don't believe in freedom.

    Lolz

  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    More expensive for whom?

    It depends on how much money one makes and how the universal health care would be paid for.

  • 8 months ago

    A free market for health care would make it WAY cheaper.

  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    The former

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