December 21, 2018

(WATCH) PragerU: Why Obamacare doesn't work as promised

Rebel Staff

President Obama made many promises to the American people regarding health care reform — but the Affordable Care Act was destined to fail. Why?


In this PragerU video, Lanhee Chen of the Hoover Institute explains why government-run health care is not the answer.

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commented 2018-12-22 19:00:54 -0500
In Canada there are not enough doctors to go around so if you happen to live in an area in which doctors are not as likely to set up practice you can easily end up with no healthcare at all. No doctor’s appointments; no one to make a diagnosis; no one to order the simplest blood tests. Blood tests are not available except through a doctor. In BC the government won’t allow a naturopath to order blood work but you can buy the services for yourself if a naturopath orders them for you. MD’s are not allowed to ask for tests on behalf of the naturopaths so the patient pays. It can get very expensive. We have to travel almost two hours to the lab. The government decides whether they will make a test available (ie thyroid full panel) for the MD’s. An MRI can take months, as in many months. Specialists can take more than a year just to get an appointment; then heaven help you if you need an MRI. It is not unusual for people, who pay high taxes for medical care along with everyone else, to have serious illnesses with no alternative for treatment except the ER. They along with every sniffle can go there. You never know who the doctor is going to be and there are no records to which that doctor can refer but it is apparently ‘free’. So, don’t tell me our system is universal and don’t tell me it’s free. You may get an ear full.
commented 2018-12-22 19:00:54 -0500
In Canada there are not enough doctors to go around so if you happen to live in an area in which doctors are not as likely to set up practice you can easily end up with no healthcare at all. No doctor’s appointments; no one to make a diagnosis; no one to order the simplest blood tests. Blood tests are not available except through a doctor. In BC the government won’t allow a naturopath to order blood work but you can buy the services for yourself if a naturopath orders them for you. MD’s are not allowed to ask for tests on behalf of the naturopaths so the patient pays. It can get very expensive. We have to travel almost two hours to the lab. The government decides whether they will make a test available (ie thyroid full panel) for the MD’s. An MRI can take months, as in many months. Specialists can take more than a year just to get an appointment; then heaven help you if you need an MRI. It is not unusual for people, who pay high taxes for medical care along with everyone else, to have serious illnesses with no alternative for treatment except the ER. They along with every sniffle can go there. You never know who the doctor is going to be and there are no records to which that doctor can refer but it is apparently ‘free’. So, don’t tell me our system is universal and don’t tell me it’s free. You may get an ear full.
commented 2018-12-21 21:45:15 -0500
I know from personal experience how government health care works. Nobody can tell me that it’s superior to private health care. And it makes people more conscious of taking care of themselves when they have to pay for health care.