I am pro universal healthcare. As in my former country, a third world country. Oh boy, do I need to explain the meaning of third world country where corruption and whatnot takes most of the $ into their pockets instead of giving it to the public? But still have universal health care?
You pretend to evade the topic. That kid in England, as well as Terri Schiavo are product of the same thing. Except you defend the UK and screwed the US case. You blew it the moment you said something about Terri's parents having more jurisdiction over the interests of the husband. And the government, the same idiots not wanting abortions, but letting people die in agony when hungry or as in this case by being brain dead, were the same idiots forcing the state, through a "special legislation" to violate the rights not only of Terry but of Michael the husband. And the mother f.......ers say they love the constitution. Duh!
Do you know that most countries with universal healthcare own their public hospitals and they pay the salary of the personnel? At least where I came from they do. They control them, they supply them, they pay the doctors, blah, blah, blah. By the way, most doctors prefer to do their internship at public hospitals. Some get hired if they allow the government to pay for their education. The doctors then return the favor by working there for a few years gathering more knowledge with less salary. Then they have the chance to stay with a good salary or go private.
I am not going to deny it, there's corruption like reported on your link, hell, that's common in every country. But the health of an individual is not based on how much he pays or earns, and what the middlemen take into their pockets for his/her right to be cured. You work, you pay taxes, and perhaps a special amount is deducted to pay for the care of everybody. Nobody complains, they know, given the chance, they will just show up to the hospitals, and no bullshit about being or not insured becomes an issue.
How much was spent on Iraq? $3 Trillion? Afghanistan? Syria? Almost $100 million were spent on the warned in advance bombing of an empty airfield in Syria. Thousands upon thousand of bombs worth what, $10K were dropped on civilians and whatnot in Syria. How many hospitals, doctors, medicine, and so on would be or could be provided for the common Americans with that expense?
Why in hell we have so many social administration building everywhere? Swap them for hospitals, there! celebrate, you have your socialism.........Buahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!