Since, according to certain sectors that have been debating the new government mandated health care policy, there is a distinct possibility that the Obama healthcare plan will result in an increase on individual tax collection, why not try it out over here as well?
The fact is that people pay taxes in order to help the government run the country. As such, our taxes pay the salaries of the community healthcare workers, builds and staffs our community hospitals, and helps to fund government research in various healthcare fields. While these various sectors earn enormously from our taxes, the people who pay for their upkeep get nothing in return. Even community hospitals require their patients to have insurance before they are admitted for treatment. Those without insurance, but are honest taxpayers end up getting mediocre treatment from an institution that he is helping to maintain through the taxes collected from him. That is not why community hospitals were created and that should not be the case for anyone who comes to them for treatment. Community hospitals should clearly stand for free or subsidized health care for all Americans concerned.
By offering free healthcare, our growing elderly population will be able to seek the medical treatment that they need without having to break the bank every time or worse, going to debt every time they need to see a doctor or seek treatment. Aging is bad enough without the financial problems that accompany it. The elderly have paid their dues as members of the American society by religiously paying for their taxes, social security, and Medicare, the least the government can do for them is pay for their medical treatment. After all, it was their money that helped to keep the system going.
Finally, one has to understand that offering free healthcare is the most basic service that the government can offer