Canusa Avenue in Vermont is the border between the USA and Canada. Roughly 200 years in the past, when the border was determined, nobody may have imagined that breaking your leg on one aspect of that avenue would have vastly totally different penalties than breaking it on the opposite.
I’m Kimberly Graham. I’m an advocate and legal professional for abused youngsters and for fogeys in Iowa’s juvenile courts. I’m additionally a Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in Iowa.
On one aspect of Canusa Avenue, that nation has a common single-payer medical insurance system. For 20 years, I’ve been associates with a world circle of mothers who met in a web-based mommies group when our youngsters have been infants. A few of us have had medical occasions requiring costly care.
To at the present time, my Canadian (and Australian and British) associates are shocked once we American mothers discuss $5,000 or $10,000 deductibles, plus astronomical premiums. We discuss medical debt and the way we delay or keep away from medical care. We discuss how our little one’s damaged leg and the ensuing deductible has set us behind financially and can take years to repay.
A ballot commissioned in 2018 by West Well being Institute and the College of Chicago confirmed that 40 % of Individuals are extra frightened by the price of well being care than getting sick.
Are Canadians, Brits and Australians extra deserving of well being care with out premiums, copays and deductibles than Individuals?
After all not.
In an ethical and rich nation, well being care ought to be a elementary human proper.
Human rights should not on the market.
Human rights should not commodities to be marketed, purchased and bought.
We want a common, single-payer well being care system (Medicare for All) that covers everybody. It ought to work like a public library. We worth libraries and all of us can use them. However libraries aren’t free, so all of us pitch in and pay for them. Once I desire a e-book, I’m going to the library, hand them my library card, try the e-book and by no means hand them a debit card or obtain a invoice within the mail.
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Well being care ought to work like that in an ethical and rich nation. Please be part of me in working for the day when all of us actually have the medical insurance system we deserve. You’ll be able to be taught extra at www.kimberlyforiowa.com Onward to justice for all, Kimberly
Kimberly Graham is a candidate within the Democratic major for U.S. Senate.