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Healthcare and The Socialism Taboo
I believe in free healthcare for everyone. Most of us here in America believe that having something that helps and assists everyone makes us socialist.
Let me inform anyone who believes this, no one or system over any amount of time could ever possibly turn this country socialist.
I don’t believe any country on this Earth is socialist. Even if the government or political system of a country did start a program something is being traded. The cost is being paid by citizens in labor, taxes, votes, or by some other means.
Save Lives vs. Make Profit
The excuse of us turning socialist because of free healthcare is used by many who are either uneducated or who seek profit rather than to help people and save lives.
Healthcare is a booming business. It will be around as long as there are countries in which people live. A lot of people get into this profession just to get paid a lot of money. There's nothing wrong with this. However, the lines often get muddy when money becomes the only incentive to be in this field. This usually involves pharmaceuticals. Patients tend to be the ones that suffer when money becomes the only reason we provide great healthcare to a patient.
Free healthcare takes capitalism off of healthcare, which places the focus back on getting the patient well. Free healthcare is the thing that can allow the control of pharmaceutical drugs because the federal government directly supports hospitals.
In America, the federal government has always supported all hospitals. This happens because of the use of Medicare and Medicaid. Without these two programs, no hospitals can run. Credit cards, insurance, and cash out-of-pocket cannot support a hospital.
Overall, in order to save lives we will have to take the monetary value of the capitalism structure off of healthcare. Otherwise, hospitals will always be ran like a business for-profit. And also, a socialism structure does not come from free healthcare in a capitalist society.
The notion to throw away something that can benefit the ones who need it because of an idea that our system will turn socialist should not be popular.
Pushing away the practice of, patient first, because of the lack of money flowing from some patient's pockets or the flash of an insurance card should not be a popular idea
Socialism can't exist anywhere in the world today because of capitalism. The idea in the past, and in most people's minds today, is that it can, which needs to cease being used as an excuse not to provide excellent care and service in most medical institutions.