Many may be familiar with Senator Bernie Sanders’s (I-VT) single-payer healthcare plan—he’s really pushing it now. Upon banding together a crew of 15 Senatorial Democrats, their proposal entails $32 trillion (on top of the US’s existing debt) that will ironically lower costs for (drum roll) limited healthcare—don’t forget to include higher taxes. Ultimately, should the Sanders Special happen, US citizens would pay more into a collective pot that would figuratively close more medical doors than open… Brilliant.
Leave it to The Left to increase taxes in exchange for shoddy, government services—they’re all about simultaneous suffering. Fortunately, most US voters wouldn’t stand for lowered-expectations treatment—we pay for quality.
While it’s with hope everyone researches the pitfalls of such a proposed, federal failure, the RNC (Republican National Committee) kindly produced a video featuring existing, single-payer nations coping with such a model. Said nations are seeing patient deaths, decreased-salary doctors striking in protest—it’s to keep costs in check—and the elderly aren’t given the essentials (e.g., water & food). Perhaps there are some who can’t wait to climb aboard that train…hmmm. In Canada, over one-million struggle to solidify a general practitioner. More, the video features a couple hospital employees disclosing the work environment being critical simultaneously with intake being high.
[Video: courtesy of The RNC/GOP]
Sanders brought Canadian Dr. Danielle Marin onto his podcast, however, she couldn’t deny the fact patients endure unusually long waits prior to receiving medical attention—“months.”
[Video: courtesy of GOP War Room]
In case you didn’t catch that:
DR. DANIELLE MARTIN:
“If I have a patient who’s got migraines and I need advice about how to manage it, they might wait several months to see a neurologist for a non-urgent problem like that. Or non-urgent surgeries, the classic example being a hip or a knee replacement.”
“So how long will it take me in the average?”
“It depends on where you are in the country. Sometimes it’s a few months, sometimes it’s a year. In some places, it’s sometimes it’s been even longer than that, that people wait for a hip or a knee replacement. And I think that is totally unacceptable. I don’t think that we should stand for it in our system. I think that there’s no reason why people should have to wait.”
In addition to Canada (and others), back in July 2017, The Telegraph availed a minimum of one-million UK citizens were without a general practitioner too!
“One-million patients a week cannot get appointments with GPs, amid the longest waiting times on record—new figures show.
Doctors said they were working ‘flat out’ but under ‘unsustainable’ pressure, leaving ‘worrying’ numbers of patients without any help.
The NHS figures show the number waiting at least a week to see their GP has risen by 56 percent in five years, with one in five now waiting this long.
The pressures left 11.3 percent of patients unable to get an appointment at all—a 27-percent rise since 2012. This amounts to around 47-million occasions on which patients attempted but failed to secure help from their GP, forcing them to give up, try again later or turn to Accident & Emergency departments.”
Sanders can peddle his ideologies elsewhere—outside the United States. No, thanks.