|Originally posted by Zoso |
That is indeed, unfortunately, correct. This pandemic is going to shine a lot of light on just how broken our private, for profit system is here. Unfortunately, that system is dug in like a tick, and the people whom it makes VERY wealthy are going to fight HARD to keep it all in places, as is. And it won't be that difficult for them, really. I mean, my god, when all you have to do to keep your system in place and your pockets lined is cry "Socialism!" then you have very little to worry about. I don't know if we, as a nation will EVER get over the McCarthy years and fears. Not in my lifetime.
Well, US health-care is not expensive because of the for-profit parts. It's actually far less profitable than health care in many countries, such as France, the UK, and Germany.