Here’s a dirty little secret Americans will never admit to, but the reason the US (a first world country) doesn’t have universal health care is quite simple to understand. It’s all about endemic racism and economic self interest.
See, it’s all rooted in the US cultural myth of pulling yourself up by the bootstraps and the individual being solely responsible for his success or failure.
The point is; if the country had single payer / national health care, the the working taxpayer would be paying for health services for the underprivileged people of color, and those at the bottom of the economic spectrum – the underpaid – the underemployed working class. The economic failures.
Unlike the socially responsible European countries where if a man is out of work and in hard times, in America you are considered lazy, lacking ambition, and in fact, to blame forr your own economc hardship.
Case in point and proof of this supposition; When Ronald Reagan became governor of California, the state had the best in higher education nationwide – available at low cost to California residents. Then, with the reign of Reagan and the advent of Proposition 13, public university funding dried up and you get what you have today; college education running in the tens of thousands of dollars.
So, my friends, be aware – if you are poor, uneducated, lacking in marketable skills,and black, brown, or white with no money … in America, you are screwed..
And, if you get sick, you’ll loose everything you have worked for in the past.