Posted by dahsdebater on 10/1/2013 4:11:00 PM (view original):
I'm not rich and I hate universal healthcare...
And I still maintain it's distinctly unconstitutional. But I don't oppose it for that reason, some other modern changes are also unconstitutional but necessary. Gun control is unconstitutional and I think we need more of it.
But universal health care decreases quality of care on the high end on any number of metrics. Success rates of complicated surgeries are an easy one to look up - check out rates in the US vs. countries with socialized health care programs. It's no surprise the best doctors from around the developed world have slowly migrated here, one of the last places where they can make more money for having greater skill.
when I say rich I don't mean the top 1%, should have been more clear, I mean a lot more ppl than that. basically if you have household income of more than $100K/yr (maybe a bit more if you live in high cost of living area) then you are richer than most ppl and prolly have no problem getting/paying for health coverage on your own. truly rich ppl - those top 1-2% - also obviously have no problems there, but all these ppl do not have much incentive to want the playing field to be leveled as they do not benefit from it.
as to the drs coming to USA to make more, just eliminate anyplace in the world where they can do that and it solves the problem. greater skill should make you more money but only after you prove yourself, and it should not just be rich ppl who get access to those with better skill.