DEVASTATING Number Of Americans Can't Afford Healthcare

3 Pri 2021
38 008 Shikime

A new study says that one in five Americans can't afford healthcare, even if they needed care. Ana Kasparian, Wosny Lambre, and Alyssa Bernardino discuss on The Young Turks. Watch LIVE weekdays 6-8 pm ET. alworld.infolive
Read more HERE: www.commondreams.org/news/2021/03/31/outrageous-46-million-americans-say-they-would-not-be-able-afford-healthcare-if-they
"A new study released Wednesday morning shows that nearly 50 million Americans would be unable to afford quality healthcare should the need for treatment suddenly arise, a finding seen as further evidence of the immorality of a for-profit insurance system that grants or denies coverage based on a person's ability to pay."
Hosts: Wosny Lambre, Alyssa Bernardino, Ana Kasparian
Cast: Wosny Lambre, Alyssa Bernardino, Ana Kasparian
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  • Lol didn't tyt oppose force the vote ye cnn light losers. Jimmy dore is respected ye are bought off narcissistics. Anna nose kasparin and chunk know what i mean

    gerald kellygerald kelly11 orë më parë
  • The single payer system must also adequately pay healthcare providers or they will not participate. If US had health accounts at birth that can be paid into by anyone and any employer. It would take the expense of Healthcare out of small business. The health account would be tax free with no limits and could be used to pay for typical healthcare and meds vision and dental care. It could be used to purchase health insurance. The only detail would be who would administer the accounts...the Feds. The IRS..or a compant.

    Ellen LandowskiEllen Landowski2 ditë më parë
  • Americans won’t get Medicare for all they associate that to ussr communism’s. They will never ban guns got to protect freedom cause sure if the end happens your last hope will be a bunch of overweight dude’s who shoot at stuff and drink beers in a militia group every two weekends. And the weird thing A lot of countries around the world have freedom but don’t need military graded weapons in the hands of civilians. And last time I checked the two biggest industries in the USA are weapons and the prison system which his weird prisoners making Victoria’s Secret lingerie . Anyway unless there’s shift change in the mentality of the people and they start to work together for a better future and see innovation has a thing too look towards too and stop being scared all the time then ok . But from my years on this earth I don’t see a bright future we are heading for the Mad Max version of it

    CharlesCharles4 ditë më parë
  • WTF. Now TYT is talking about the inadequate healthcare system in the US. WHERE WERE YOU WHEN THERE WAS THE GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY TO FORCE THE VOTE ! TYT has proven itself to be HYPOCRITES when it did not advocate for FORCE THE VOTE and for Medicare For All.

    EarlEarl4 ditë më parë
    • Because forcing the vote would have gotten us healthcare...how?

      Jing BotJing BotDitë më parë
  • Because of obamacare

    josh brownjosh brown4 ditë më parë
  • Its "devastating"

    tulsah scrappahtulsah scrappah4 ditë më parë
  • The Repugnantcan plan on healthcare - let 'em die. More money for insurance companies. Profit is more important than people.

    Eric DickersonEric Dickerson4 ditë më parë
  • I wonder what percentage of those that don't like "medicare for all" is mega-rich. Obviously, the majority of Americans are for single-payer, but who is against it?

    Ronny BrysonRonny Bryson4 ditë më parë
  • Well no kidding!!!! That is a revelation??

    Greg KuhlmanGreg Kuhlman5 ditë më parë
  • Here in the UK, our NHS has been under attack constantly over the last 20-30 years from the forces of Conservatism trying to dismantle it, privatise bits of it. but it's till going strong. Conservative primeminister Boris Johnson got seriously ill with covid last year, he owes his life to the National Health Service, it always amuses when I here US politicians call it 'socilised ' medecine. The Uk has had a Conservative led government for more than ten years, no one here thinks we are living in a radical socialist country.The centralised NHS system has made dealing with covid and the vaccine roll out much easier. The NHS is not perfect but I would never want to live in the US where health is a major political issue.

    Auntie FarrAuntie Farr5 ditë më parë
    • Your healthcare is trash compared to ours and Boris Johnson may have gotten treatment from the "NHS" but he is the prime minister. He is not getting the same doctors you regular people are. Over 10% of UK residents still buy private insurance and most of the wealthiest people still come to the US for any at risk surgery treatments. Its a proven fact that we have better outcomes in the US as our quality is superior to yours. If your going to use a system that works in Europe, you better to look at Switzerland who has the benefit of the insurance being privatized but regulated in a way to promote capitalism not dismantle it like ours is trying to do. Out health insurance system is not even close to being capitalistic anymore. Our government has done the complete opposite by basically creating monopolies.

      Tidus955Tidus9555 ditë më parë
  • I pay 120 euros a month and Im covered for pretty much everything. Europe : everything you guys do, but better

    James CookeJames Cooke5 ditë më parë
    • I would like to see your country fend off China or Russia without the US protecting your asses. One thing I support is the US demanding Europe pay the US protection money or else we simply tell Russia and China they can have Europe.

      Tidus955Tidus9555 ditë më parë
  • If you want a free market economy then if the mega-companies go under then there should be NO bailout for them. You live by the sword (dollar) you die by the sword.

    Matthew StudhamMatthew Studham5 ditë më parë
  • I will never vote for any politician who opposes Medicare for All.

    Nicholas RaynesNicholas Raynes5 ditë më parë
    • wel then our votes cancel out as I would never vote for one who does.

      Tidus955Tidus9555 ditë më parë
  • I havent ben to a docter since i was 18 im 29 now

    Catch A CaseCatch A Case5 ditë më parë
    • @Catch A Case LOL,,

      tulsah scrappahtulsah scrappah4 ditë më parë
    • @tulsah scrappah the whole system and structure of a language or of languages in general, usually taken as consisting of syntax and morphology (including inflections) and sometimes also phonology and semantics. Five major components of the structure of language are phonemes, morphemes, lexemes, syntax, and context. These pieces all work together to create meaningful communication among individuals. Major levels of linguistic structure: This diagram outlines the relationship between types of linguistic units. Grammar is not the issue... the problem is I am American and you are English. Not my fought somebody didn't teach you the other six forms of English!

      Catch A CaseCatch A Case4 ditë më parë
    • or grammar school ,,

      tulsah scrappahtulsah scrappah4 ditë më parë
  • I wonder if 46M people "cant" afford medical care, or don't want to. Healthcare insurance is not grossly expensive for routine things. It is an expense, sure, but so is a house or a car. If someone thinks something is a priority, they will find a way to pay for it. I also have to wonder what their debt is, and maybe they are in debt so far they don't want to spend on something they rarely use, like healthcare insurance. Just some idle thoughts that apparently TYT failed to think about.

    Chris ByrnesChris Byrnes5 ditë më parë
    • The average monthly cost of health insurance for an individual in 2018 was $574 per month and family coverage averaged $1,634. Sorry, that's unaffordable for many Americans.

      J BagJ Bag5 ditë më parë
  • BIDENS AMERICA OF FAILURE...

    Sun DialSun Dial6 ditë më parë
  • My daughter got a kidney stone just before the stimulus checks, got the bill and now no stimulus check. Thousands of dollars, and I have insurance, but the bill before it went through insurance was ten thousand....for an hour in the ER. America is messed up and if they think this is okay then I don't know what to do. I also pay monthly about $250 for said insurance. And they say we don't have money to cover us, but we have endless amounts of money for war. I hate it here.

    Jamie VaughnJamie Vaughn6 ditë më parë
  • I cant aford $600 a month for insurance.and pay a co fee on top of that. If a politician can get free insurance why cant I ?

    denise starrdenise starr6 ditë më parë
  • The left and the right both have the entire healthcare concept wrong, as much as TYT and Fox both have it wrong. Here's the breakdown: - The left says: Universal ... Medicare for All ... Government covered ... screw the private industry ... pre-existing conditions still get full coverage - The right says: Privatize ... keep it capitalistic ... otherwise people lose jobs ... also we won't get good doctors becaue there will be no money in it ... pre-existing is a liability and companies should get to choose their clients. Both sides are wrong. The true answer is a hybrid. Here is what needs to be done: - First of all, the government needs to start a healthcare system that only covers any and all pre-existing conditions. The government would make this a supplemental option, and the government can clearly keep the costs low and affordable. - Second, make the private industry fully capitalistic, allowing them to pick and choose customers, but with the knowledge that they do not have to cover pre-existing conditions. This means their rates can drop, and they can pick up more clients at a lower rate, because they are less likely to have to pay out heavily, since they no longer worry about pre-existing. With rates lower, and with the government taking the bigger problems, health insurance companies can be afforded by everyone. So often, the parties are so busy fighting against each other, they don't realize that a hybrid is a simple answer.

    Fact CheckerFact Checker6 ditë më parë
  • Ever notice that no matter what happens the one group that is always the 1st priority and taken care of is white baby boomers.

    INFJ Integrity vs NarcissismINFJ Integrity vs Narcissism6 ditë më parë
  • Tax the churches and use the money for Medicare For All

    Sunset PalmsSunset Palms6 ditë më parë
  • The No Surprises Act passed in December 2020. I think it's bipartisan. It's set to take effect Jan 2022

    Wayward WomanWayward Woman6 ditë më parë
  • EVEN W/HEALTH INSURANCE YOU CAN’T AFFORD IT‼️

    UNtheistUNtheist6 ditë më parë
  • And Healthcare NEEDS to include dental. I've spent most my life savings trying to fix my bad teeth, that started falling out in my 30s despite taking good care of them.. Teeth are not luxury bones, and healthcare for them shouldn't cost an arm and a leg.. I was broke when I could have gotten early treatment, now I'm screwed spending everything on this.. I tried getting work done at a dental school to save money, but they stuck me with a pair of dentures I can barely wear, and they had to file down a bunch of my lower teeth just to make it fit inside my weird 100% overbite mouth.. Now I'm even more depressed about my teeth, that I used to be proud of.. Had I lived in a different country, I could have easily afforded the earlier treatments that could have stopped all this from happening to me. This country is ripping us off for things we have no control over...

    NikoKunNikoKun6 ditë më parë
    • Mental health, too.

      Jing BotJing BotDitë më parë
  • It's 570+ for baseline insurance for one adult and a child. WTH is wrong with our country?

    emanuscriptgraphicsemanuscriptgraphics6 ditë më parë
  • I'm gonna puke if I hear Ana say the word 'robust' one more time!

    Jon PaisJon Pais6 ditë më parë
    • How many hi-def videos of 20-something asian girls do you need on your channel, dude?

      Jing BotJing BotDitë më parë
  • Do you honestly think that the Ameeican politician care about you. Until you get past the scaremongering about having a "socialist" policy is the first step to communism, then stick to your fear. Us in the rest if the civilised world will get on fine without you.

    Dean LaidlawDean Laidlaw6 ditë më parë
  • I've been on Medicaid for years and it's been so nice to finally be able to receive mental and physical health treatment that I never could've afforded otherwise. It literally saved my life and helped get me into a position where I could get a job. Healthcare is a HUMAN RIGHT that shouldn't be allowed only to those who have money and are able-bodied, people like me NEED HEALTHCARE so that we can GET work.

    ReverieReverie6 ditë më parë
    • healthcare is not a right. Where is it a right? Last I checked, the technologies we have now didn't exist not even a century ago so did they not have rights back then? You people love to use the right to life as a means to say healthcare is a right. The right to life means the government cannot kill you. It doesn't mean they have to provide you with the services of someone else. Thats called slavery.

      Tidus955Tidus9555 ditë më parë
  • I know people are going to say that I must be mistaken or I'm lying, but I haven't been able to afford insurance ever since Obamacare became a thing. Actually, that's not totally accurate. I can afford insurance, it's just my deductible is so high that there's no point in getting insurance. Before obamacare, I could get a decent insurance package with a $500 deductible for about $150 a month. Now I can only get a package with a $7,000 deductible, for $350 a month. I only make 24K a year and according to the government, I should be able to afford that as it is the cheapest package available to me.

    Cry HavocCry Havoc6 ditë më parë
    • This. Obamacare sucked a fat one and plenty of people fell through the cracks. Americans were just so thirsty for ANY positive change that they idolized his policy and prayed for the best.

      Jing BotJing BotDitë më parë
    • @BurnLikeAFlame How is it better than nothing? I would still be able to afford decent insurance if they stayed the course so I'm confused. I think you meant to say it's worse than nothing because from my perspective, it actually is.

      Cry HavocCry Havoc6 ditë më parë
    • It could have been better, been closer to Canada and most of Western Europe, but Republicans forced changes to it that made it a joke in comparison. Still better than nothing at all, but still a joke... just like 'Murika itself.

      BurnLikeAFlameBurnLikeAFlame6 ditë më parë
  • YES Wos! Thank you! I didn't even think of that; they DO use these popular issues as a dangled carrot for them to make empty promises with, so their corrupt asses won't unilaterally disarm themselves over it.

    MuggleKarpMuggleKarp6 ditë më parë
  • Talk talk talk. When it was time for action, you guys trashed it.

    CharlieBrownCharlieBrown6 ditë më parë
    • @CharlieBrown Oh that's easy. Just stop posting.

      Jing BotJing Bot20 orë më parë
    • @Jing Bot not reading your nonsense. Not interested. Asked you to Go Away already.

      CharlieBrownCharlieBrown20 orë më parë
    • @CharlieBrown He said, replying one final time. We could have been done at any point, but your choice to continue engaging prevented that. The point is, for a man of action you sure sit on your ass and bitch a lot.

      Jing BotJing Bot21 orë më parë
    • @Jing Bot omg.... Nobody gives a damn what you're out to do. Stop boring me and go away. We're done.

      CharlieBrownCharlieBrown21 orë më parë
    • There's a number of windows for action and none of them involve legislation, if that's what you mean. I'm looking to call out people who bitch about others not doing anything from the inactivity of their comments sections.

      Jing BotJing Bot21 orë më parë
  • Its not free in Canada it just that we share the load but not free.

    Rou PaRou Pa6 ditë më parë
    • "I state the blatantly obvious because I'm not smart enough to do anything else." - Rou Pa

      BurnLikeAFlameBurnLikeAFlame6 ditë më parë
  • I happy 🇨🇦🇨🇦🇨🇦 it’s free...

    jean-raynauld Le Ducjean-raynauld Le Duc6 ditë më parë
  • My friend in New Zealand sliced his hand open with a saw. Got a skin graph, meds and had an at home health care worker come to his home.....only paid $5 out of pocket.

    Kingj42jKingj42j6 ditë më parë
  • Doctors be stealing money from patients to pay for their student loans then getting free yachts about it. And they think liberals "want" free stuff? Get real.

    lextacy2008lextacy20086 ditë më parë
  • If the Medicare eligibility age is lowered to 60 (or any other age), it must include the legal dependents of the eligible person. A 60-year-old having a child who is under 26 or a spouse who is not age eligible is likely. Vote up or down.

    Zina JZina J6 ditë më parë
  • So what is the solution? Can we quit whining all the time and look for ways to improve this? Medicare for all would be a good start, shouldn’t we be taking a stand and demanding this???

    Kenny HughesKenny Hughes6 ditë më parë
    • The solution is Medicare For All... or some other tax-funded public healthcare plan that covers at least the most basic and essential health care necessities for all Americans.

      BioGoji 1989BioGoji 19896 ditë më parë
  • Tyt got the cutest contributers 3:06

    Mr. MxyzptlykMr. Mxyzptlyk6 ditë më parë
  • Us in Australia have had a single payer Medicare system since 1984 that uses the (now %2) of our taxable income to pay a levy that covers most of our medical. This system was implemented twice by the Labor government (our progressive party) once as "Medibank" and then it was privetised by the conservatives that come into power so Labor had to re-install universal healthcare again. This is a system that not only works well when funded correctly but is also scalable.

    ceffydriverceffydriver6 ditë më parë
  • Biden needs to be revisited on that statement. If it passed through Congress he’d sign it. Much would have changed.

    Hoodzerov GluvsarofHoodzerov Gluvsarof6 ditë më parë
  • America I grew up in was number one in just about everything. No longer, only civilized major country where people are not guaranteed health care. This the results of moving to far to the right

    James PaulJames Paul6 ditë më parë
    • No, it wasn't. 'Murika was never number one in pretty much anything. You just didn't have the internet providing a dose of reality to outweigh the propaganda you were taught growing up.

      BurnLikeAFlameBurnLikeAFlame6 ditë më parë
  • Resources are not infinite. Healthcare is not a right it is a privilege you are asking someone else to do something for you.

    The freest of speechThe freest of speech6 ditë më parë
    • @lextacy2008 So since we don't have infinite resources and you are requiring someone else to do something on your behalf should they not be paid?

      The freest of speechThe freest of speech4 ditë më parë
    • @The freest of speech Whos going to decline medical care if they need it?

      lextacy2008lextacy20084 ditë më parë
    • @lextacy2008 You're joking right? Forgetting that you can decline it so even if you couldn't speak you don't have to get it.

      The freest of speechThe freest of speech4 ditë më parë
    • @The freest of speech What does declining care have to do with anything?

      lextacy2008lextacy20085 ditë më parë
    • @lextacy2008 I'm from the medical field and guess what. If the patient declined care they have to let them die.

      The freest of speechThe freest of speech5 ditë më parë
  • not shocking at all, and not even accurate; it's much more than 1 in 5

    Scott BennettScott Bennett6 ditë më parë
  • What you don't mention is being villainized by healthcare. Make no mistake about it, if you get treatment and can't pay...You're on a list. Your medical record will contain highly derogatory information. This isn't paranoia speaking, this is the shock of having ER people reading your medical record and treating you like shit...Including prescribing placebos instead of anything useful. I know you're thinking I'm full of shit...Unfortunately, I'm not. Another fact of life...many Doctors graduated in the bottom 25% of their class, these Doctors are unmotivated and incompetent. They live off of (and scam) medicare for a living. I was "assigned" to a trash "healthcare provider", apparently I was REQUIRED to have a personal Doctor, I fired his worthless ass. When I told the quack if my blood glucose dropped below 100 (I have type 2 diabetes), bad things happened, he increased my meds. I threw out the meds, along with him.

    StephenStephen6 ditë më parë
    • @lextacy2008 ......I learned it's completely true the hard way. If you think Doctors and Nurses are all dedicated and altruistic professionals, You're living with Rebecca at Sunnybrook Farm. Most are in the field purely for their bank accounts...NOT their patients,

      StephenStephen6 ditë më parë
    • I hope that is not true. Need new laws banning medical records containing that.

      lextacy2008lextacy20086 ditë më parë
  • And still.. everyone isn't on board with universal healthcare.. please wake up people!! This is something that we all will benefit from if we all just stick together long enough to get it..

    Taz C. StormTaz C. Storm6 ditë më parë
  • There is no point in talking about the US healthcare system because there is no such thing as the US healthcare system... the US keeps violating basic human rights and the UN should really do something about that - oh, wait

    Berenice A. N. BarkovitchBerenice A. N. Barkovitch7 ditë më parë
  • Title should be "Obamacare = total failure that we were idiots to cheer for."

    Kev RoKev Ro7 ditë më parë
    • ​@Jammit Timmaj Wasn't Obamacare based on the care plan first implemented in Massachusetts?

      BioGoji 1989BioGoji 19896 ditë më parë
    • Would you like the healthcare in Massachusetts better?

      Jammit TimmajJammit Timmaj6 ditë më parë
    • Or 'Failure of the American health care model' or 'shut up and get a second job to pay for it commie'

      J BagJ Bag7 ditë më parë
  • You also don’t see any movement from the fraud squad, but of course Ana doesn’t admit that.

    Howard McTroyHoward McTroy7 ditë më parë
  • Hey woke friends, I make bad financial decisions therefor it's my right to get free everything. Suck on that responsible Republicans!

    Mike LysonMike Lyson7 ditë më parë
    • @J Bag Says the kid that uses emojis instead of facts to make his case. Post when your brain matures past the 4th grade.

      Mike LysonMike Lyson4 ditë më parë
    • @Mike Lyson You don't understand economics or the health care issue, and your IQ is likely the lowest here. 🙄

      J BagJ Bag5 ditë më parë
    • @Jammit Timmaj People with more than 60 IQ understand basic economics. Pay attention in school next time, you might learn how to think for yourself.

      Mike LysonMike Lyson6 ditë më parë
    • @J Bag That's because there isn't any logic in you're brain so you project, speak less people won't notice how dumb you are lmfao.

      Mike LysonMike Lyson6 ditë më parë
    • Since when have you ever heard a Democrat make that claim? The only people I've heard saying that are Republicans.

      Jammit TimmajJammit Timmaj6 ditë më parë
  • This is shocking to me, a Brit. It actually appalls me, frankly. I don't see how America can call itself a civilised country all the time it fails to address this. The UK does not, despite what you may have heard, have a free health service. Everyone who works here pays National Insurance, which is taken from wages on top of normal taxes. National Insurance broadly funds health care. But health care is free at the point of service, regardless of whether you have ever paid NI. I will give you an example. I am in hospital. I have been here for nearly a month. I collapsed with septic shock and had to call an emergency ambulance, I have septic arthritis and was very near death. I spent the first week and a half in Intensive Care, where I had two operations to remove infected matter from a knee and wrist joint. I am currently being given IV antibiotics and heavy pain relief, I am waiting for these to work though I may need further operations. I am having a Social Care package put in place so when I have recovered sufficiently to continue getting well at home I will have visiting carers to support me as I can't walk very well and cannot use my left hand. The bill I will be obliged to pay, that's for the surgery, nursing care food, drinks, drugs and the ongoing care will be a very reasonable nothing. Zero. American administrations who have failed to address healthcare in the US should hang their heads in shame at the system you have. Look, there are some potential costs involved. My prescriptions are free because I am over 60, otherwise I would be expected to pay a contribution, and if I need carers for more than three weeks I will be expected to pay, but an American friend was waiting tables three days after a full double mastectomy, and her bill ran into tens of thousands of dollars and sucked up every last penny she had saved for years. How can that be right? It was a post war Socialist government that established free universal health care for all in the UK, I am not a rabid Socialist but they got that right and our health service is precious to UK citizens of every political persuasion. Capitalism has its place, certainly, but it has no place in health care provision. Surely?

    Clive MilburnClive Milburn7 ditë më parë
    • @Mike Lyson I wonder why youtube removed your comment. WHAT COULD HAVE BEEN THE REASON? Clearly it's a secret cabal and not overt, blatant racism on display.

      Jing BotJing BotDitë më parë
    • @Jammit Timmaj You must be new to ALworld. 2 Previous comments I left were completely removed. Maybe because I said UK is less civilized since they have R.A.P.E GANGS attacking children.

      Mike LysonMike Lyson6 ditë më parë
    • @Mike Lyson ALworld does nothing of the sort. I checked your channel and saw nothing. Take a screenshot of the reason your comment was removed and make a 5 second static video of it.

      Jammit TimmajJammit Timmaj6 ditë më parë
    • ALworld removing my comments lmao.

      Mike LysonMike Lyson7 ditë më parë
    • I hope you get well soon. Best wishes from Germany Our Healthcare System is like yours. I cant say please do this or that since i am not a doctor, but very ill since childhood and i really want you to have a look at Cannabis and Cannabinoids and do a little Research. I know in a Situation with Septic Shock where Inflammation Markers are Extremely High Cannabis is able to turn down the inflammation from One Day to the other. Its almost unbelievable but the CRP goes down so fast i could leave hospital at several times earlier and got fitter faster. Not yet is the evidence based medicine far enough to get this out to the people, studies on humans on for example inflammation due to covid are just on the way. google covid cbd. i dont want to come over like hey cannabis can heal everything, but i know for a fact it is very likely to change your life for the better. Thank you, i hope more people are reading your comment.

      Katharina SteinerKatharina Steiner7 ditë më parë
  • “The richest and most powerful country in the world” can’t afford to give all of its citizens guaranteed healthcare.. like almost all of Europe. everyone there has health insurance yet only spend HALF of what we do per year. doesn’t that tell u something?!!

    The BizzThe Bizz7 ditë më parë
    • Third world country with a gucci belt. Welcome to the USA

      Jing BotJing BotDitë më parë
  • i know it is expensive when you are older, but get Obamacare! my wife and I have it and it’s the most inexpensive and best health insurance i’ve ever had.. that includes many employer insurance plans i’ve had.

    The BizzThe Bizz7 ditë më parë
  • I really hate these selfish greedy politician hypocrites!👹👹

    Thea MinervaThea Minerva7 ditë më parë
    • I hate entitled morons who don't understand basic economics and are too stupid to realize it so they complain about rich smart people.

      Mike LysonMike Lyson7 ditë më parë
  • I’m going to keep this short and sweet. I have healthcare I can afford. It sucks!

    annmarie anfieldannmarie anfield7 ditë më parë
  • I love how Republicans are like “this is the feature not a bug”. XD

    sangreitisangreiti7 ditë më parë
  • 68% of Americans cannot afford $500 in the case of an emergency, yet only 1 in 5 cannot afford healthcare? I believe your source gave you the number of people w/o health insurance...there are plenty of people w/ health insurance that cannot afford care / split their pills in half.

    Olivia POlivia P7 ditë më parë
  • Don’t count on Aoc and the Squad to support M4A, if they don’t have the courage to fight for $15 minimum wage, they won’t stand in the way of voting down M4A

    cjaime5137cjaime51377 ditë më parë
    • Don't count on electoral politics.

      Jing BotJing BotDitë më parë
  • Long past time to think about socio capitalistic Medicare. Everyone has over all basic healthcare including dental. Let insurance companies handle catastrophic illnesses, but they have to be capped. Insurance companies should not control healthcare. Healthcare is a right not a privilege.

    Elizabeth EdwardsElizabeth Edwards7 ditë më parë
  • if y'all claim Medicare is so good, then why aren't you on it?

    MoFMoF7 ditë më parë
    • @MoF Wow. That's a brave take. "I admit I know absolutely nothing, but I remain confident in my ignorance." Whatever works for you, I guess. Just don't expect anyone to take your dumb ideas seriously.

      Jing BotJing BotDitë më parë
    • @Jing Bot that's true, yet I'm still able to tell that tyt is a propaganda 🤷‍♂️

      MoFMoFDitë më parë
    • I am not old enough to qualify for medicare. Your question illustrates that you know absolutely nothing about medicare.

      Jing BotJing BotDitë më parë
    • Uh... Medicare is currently for people aged 65 and older, bro. Do any of the Young Turks look 65 or older?

      BioGoji 1989BioGoji 19896 ditë më parë
    • I have trouble believing this is a legitimate question, but I'm going to pretend it is. I worked in an ER for 5 years, and then spent another year getting insurance authorizations for surgeries. None of the three of them are eligible for Medicare. They aren't old enough and presumably aren't disabled. They don't have the option to be on it. If you actually meant Medicaid, it also has eligibility requirements that are different for every state. It is usually available for children, with certain requirements, and also those on disability or with certain income thresholds. No, illegals are not eligible. It requires a Social Security Number, and at least in the state I live in, up-to-date address information since the primary form of communication is mail. People can get thrown off of it for not updating their address.

      Song of ObsidianSong of Obsidian7 ditë më parë
  • does that include illegals?

    MoFMoF7 ditë më parë
    • @Jammit Timmaj Because some people can't stand the idea of something good being given to "the wrong people."

      BioGoji 1989BioGoji 19896 ditë më parë
    • Relevance?

      Jammit TimmajJammit Timmaj6 ditë më parë
  • Medicare for al!Are you serious? Do you want to get rid of that big profit making business. Just so black people and poor white can have health care?

    BB TomBB Tom7 ditë më parë
    • I know, think of the quarterly earnings! I certainly would rather have a few hundred k over some 'people' with 'lives' and 'families'. I mean, what good has a community ever done anyone?

      Jing BotJing BotDitë më parë
  • I wasn't part of that survey. I wouldn't be able to afford it either

    matt Smatt S7 ditë më parë
  • I am surprised because I have a household of four and we can not afford healthcare. 2 of us are adults. How is the statistic one in five?

    Kathryn DKathryn D7 ditë më parë
    • @Mike Lyson "Why did your financial situation change during one of the two 'once-in-a-lifetime' market crashes that happened during the time your grew up?" ftfy

      Jing BotJing BotDitë më parë
    • @Mike Lyson In 2020, the average cost per month for family health insurance was $1,152 - essentially another mortgage payment

      J BagJ Bag7 ditë më parë
    • Why did you have kids if you can't afford them?

      Mike LysonMike Lyson7 ditë më parë
  • It’ll be a cold day in Hell before either Republicans or Democrats push for an affordable system.

    UberHeroMysticUberHeroMystic7 ditë më parë
    • Maybe we should heat hell up, toss a few (R)s and (D)s down there to keep it warm.

      Jing BotJing BotDitë më parë
  • As long as for profit health insurance exists in this country, even Medicare is no guarantee of healthcare. I am on Medicare but have my primary overage through my wife's employer provided group health policy. (as has been a common thing for decades). As a result, thanks to tRump's gutting of insurance regulations, my primary insurer won't pay for anything, insisting that Medicare is responsible and Medicare won't pay because the law has always stated that private insurance is the responsible payor in case of overlapping coverage. In the end, I'm paying for two insurance policies and receiving zero coverage and find myself with over $50k in un-payable medical bills. 'Ya think it's broken?

    Tony RadmilovichTony Radmilovich7 ditë më parë
  • I can not afford insurance. Last spring I got covid. I put off going to the hospital because of the cost. Eventually a friend called 911. I had to argue with the hospital. If they billed me I would be homeless. Apparently one cannot live in their car with a chest tube. They finally got me a special Pennsylvania covid insurance which pays for everything but prescriptions. The cost of insurance almost killed me. Provide free healthcare for all. Get rid of health insurance companies. OR force them to be non profits.

    Alan KentAlan Kent7 ditë më parë
  • 0/10 for misinformation I'd wager 1 in 2 people can't afford health insurance right now. 😂 Me. Im one of the 2 people.

    Mars The ProdigyMars The Prodigy7 ditë më parë
    • Wait, if you're the one, that means I'm the other one, and I don't have insurance either!

      Jing BotJing BotDitë më parë
  • What gives you the idea that people deserve anything?!

    Andrea MENDENHALLAndrea MENDENHALL7 ditë më parë
    • Because we paid for it. What gives you the right to deny me anything?

      Jammit TimmajJammit Timmaj6 ditë më parë
    • @Jayne Cobb We are born with nothing. We are born deserving nothing. Anything is gain. Coercion isn't freedom. The greatest desire of man is to be free. Your answer is arrogant and self righteous.'

      Andrea MENDENHALLAndrea MENDENHALL7 ditë më parë
    • It's called stupid logic. Stupid people always feel entitled to everything because they believe it's someone elses fault that they make bad financial decisions.

      Mike LysonMike Lyson7 ditë më parë
    • Because not everyone is a soulless , empty , shell of a human , like you seem to be

      Jayne CobbJayne Cobb7 ditë më parë
  • It's not only black people that can't afford medical Ins.. It's the low income everyone's that are going without, at least the poor get medicade. I was told that I, make 5. dollars a month to much to qualify.. That is another part of being loooow middle class..

    donald norliedonald norlie7 ditë më parë
  • I think América should move beyond the two traditional political parties that are like mafia, a third party with fresh ideas and who really represent the population and Bernie Should be the man who started it

    M GM G7 ditë më parë
  • I had to turn down my employer paid healthcare plan because the only decent option would take over a hundred dollars a paycheck... and I can’t lose out of $200 a month.

    Burton K RichardBurton K Richard7 ditë më parë
    • @Burton K Richard Anyway you try to justify wasting all that time and money to get a piece of paper is pretty sad. The truth is, with all that education you still have nothing to show for it, all the while slaving away and being miserable. Like I said, you learned how to pass tests not make money which is the purpose of your education. If only schools taught people responsibility instead of blaming others and feigning victimhood.

      Mike LysonMike Lyson4 ditë më parë
    • @Mike Lyson it’s so funny that people without degrees do nothing but insult educated people and educated people try everything to make sure that everyone has access to good quality education so they can be on an equal opportunity level. “All you did was learn how to pass tests” ok. Even if that’s true (which it’s not try learning how to pass math tests without learning crucial material) you just admitted I learned something. 🤣🤣. I am using my degrees in my job, I just work for a billion dollar company that exploits employees and underpays them to maximize profits. Colleges do play a role by not preparing students for after degree success a lot but the biggest problem is corporate America that runs a company on a skeleton crew and pays the lowest market salary to make sure the majority of the revenue is actual profit.

      Burton K RichardBurton K Richard5 ditë më parë
    • @Burton K Richard So you learned how to pass some tests yet fail to apply any of it to make money, sounds like you're still stupid buddy, shame on the school you graduated from. So it's the market's fault now ay.

      Mike LysonMike Lyson6 ditë më parë
    • @Mike Lyson no financial intelligence?? I’m sorry I have a finance degree and mathematics degree. But ok. I just work for corporate America that they underpay people to earn millions/billions. But I’m a loser. Ok. Sorry I live in a city and metro area where studio apartments are over a thousand dollars a month.

      Burton K RichardBurton K Richard6 ditë më parë
    • @Burton K Richard Looks like you missed the point completely. You're basically saying because you're a loser with no brains and no financial intelligence, all the winners should pay out to make up what you lack.

      Mike LysonMike Lyson6 ditë më parë
  • A shocking % of the rest of the world isn't surprised.

    David GDavid G7 ditë më parë
  • The only people that lose in Medicare for all are the greedy bastard insurance companies and big pharma that have been allowed to gouge us on outrageous fees for healthcare and meds outright deny us for profits they bring nothing to the table they are just middle men between us and our healthcare with their hands in our pockets to rob us blind! As our bought off politicians look the other way refusing to act effectively enabling the fleecing of Americans as they eagerly accept the legalized bribery money allowed into our politics! So damn Corrupt and it is all connected to the bribery money in our politics! Blue no matter who does not work! Two evils false choice does not work! The polling numbers for Medicare for all are overwhelming and the corrupt politicians still refuse to act, even in the middle of a global viral pandemic! What the hell does it take to get real healthcare as a right like the rest of the developed world??????

    clifford maxwellclifford maxwell7 ditë më parë
    • "You're goddamn right." ~ That bald guy who makes meth in his basement from that popular TV show.

      BioGoji 1989BioGoji 19896 ditë më parë
  • Wait a minute... It's called "ObamaCare" or "RomneyCare"...

    The Other ChannelThe Other Channel7 ditë më parë
  • Medicare saved my life from cancer.

    ch11ew12ych11ew12y7 ditë më parë
    • You mean all the taxpayers that keep that program afloat saved your life from cancer.

      Mike LysonMike Lyson7 ditë më parë
  • New Mexico has one of the best Medicare. They will pay for a hotel for you. I got my wisdom teeth for free and got paid 200 for gas. Since the doctor was two hours from where I live. Being a college student with no money it was amazing. Nothing like Georgia

    EpictrackstarEpictrackstar7 ditë më parë
    • @Epictrackstar Degenerate Liberal, bet you would.

      Mike LysonMike Lyson6 ditë më parë
    • @Mike Lyson okay I am enjoying this Mike

      EpictrackstarEpictrackstar6 ditë më parë
    • @Epictrackstar Lmao, keep reaching bud whatever makes you feel better. Masters but can't even compose a proper statement, yea sure bud, lmfao.

      Mike LysonMike Lyson6 ditë më parë
    • @Mike Lyson if you read I said I have my master's. Good try. How about you read

      EpictrackstarEpictrackstar6 ditë më parë
    • @Epictrackstar Undergrad yet you don't understand the things you say. Looks like the taxpayers fund should be going towards education if you can't recognize your flawed logic.

      Mike LysonMike Lyson6 ditë më parë
  • Keep them sick, keep them desperate..

    DDIDDI7 ditë më parë
  • GoldOverPeople , Corporation Democrats need dead dieing people to fatten their wallets . No politicians should get health care after they are tarred & feathers as ran out of country . Having spent 7days in hospital for an issue a quality health exam 10yrs back would have found & fixed the problem . Medicare for all.

    Flow RobFlow Rob7 ditë më parë
  • Why😥 is government opposed to healthcare for all?

    Nae JavierNae Javier7 ditë më parë
    • @Jammit Timmaj Because that would be logical and ethical.

      BioGoji 1989BioGoji 19896 ditë më parë
    • Why would they spend money on something we need when we just gave them money to do just that?

      Jammit TimmajJammit Timmaj6 ditë më parë
    • Because of Money, special interest and donors. But essentially they don’t care because they are unaffected. Pay politicians minimum wage and take away their wealth and see how quickly Medicare for all gets passed

      Chris gregoryChris gregory7 ditë më parë
  • I broke my foot a long time ago And I had it in a splint no surgery And had to let the bones fuse back together... it took about five years to walk completely right... couldn’t afford medical treatment

    Anonymous Source FilesAnonymous Source Files7 ditë më parë
  • Let's take away the big money away from ceo of insurance companies!!! Heath care for all nows the time let's get it done now!!!!! WE ALL needs to take to the streets and let's them know how we feel!!

    Denise JacksDenise Jacks7 ditë më parë
  • What part of this don't you understand. NOTHING IS FREE IN LIFE.

    Frank PasiniFrank Pasini7 ditë më parë
    • Remember: Making a better future is pointless. Society is a stagnant wheel of suffering and any statement to the contrary is heresy! Lol stay miserable. I want to fight for something better instead of giving up to the first person to call themselves an authority like you spineless cowards always do...

      Jing BotJing BotDitë më parë
    • @Chris gregory You're just plain wrong. In America, the insurance companies are heavily regulated to the point where they are forced to charge high premiums because anti-discrimination laws which inturn forces the medical industry to do the same then the government pays subsidies to them. These regulations created an anti-competitive stalement where the industry is stuck in limbo. Our free market is dead, it's a social-capitalist economy at this point.

      Mike LysonMike Lyson7 ditë më parë
    • @Chris gregory too expensive. Can't have a military budget that big and expect to pay for healthcare. Search how much tax money Canada puts into their medical and healthcare. It's over 90%

      Cassius ClayCassius Clay7 ditë më parë
    • Explain why other countries with tax funded health care pay less per capita than the American government and get whole life healthcare at no extra charge? Us citizens pay MORE taxes for Medicare and have to pay insurance ON TOP of their taxes! And after all that and co payments they can still end up bankrupt from medical bills! You are confusing the idea that medical care is free anywhere. It’s not!! in civilised countries it’s paid for by taxation but because the country sets the price instead of pharmaceutical companies it costs significantly less. Google search how much other countries pay big pharma for their products and you’ll be disgusted at how your being ripped off! Or how much medical services cost!! USA $16,000 for a no surgery broken leg as opposed to $940 in the uk. This isn’t a two sided political issue! Every single American should be disgusted at being ripped off so badly for a basic human need!

      Chris gregoryChris gregory7 ditë më parë
  • I live in France and have my cancer checked every 6 months. When it was discovered I had treatment without having to pay. Now all my medical costs are covered at 100%. To control my trembling I have medication every day all covered by my 100%. All this is paid for via the taxes we pay; my taxes are 100€ a month. Dental is not completely covered without extra insurance and can be expensive but emergency treatment wouldn't bankrupt me.

    dp nicedp nice7 ditë më parë
  • what's wild to me is that the US already spends MORE of its GDP on healthcare than any other nation, AND has the highest per capita spending on healthcare, AND the average American pays more tax than the average Canadian... and yet they still think they would be worse of with universal healthcare?? Like, they're being robbed blind and lied to about it. Of course, they like to use the defense that their wait times are shorter, which is partially true... they have shorter wait times than Canada, but they have longer wait times than any other country with universal healthcare, and Canada's wait times are hugely impacted by reduced access, since most of Canada is incredibly rural. But also, something like 25% of Americans said that they delayed getting treatment, or avoided it altogether, because they couldn't afford it, and that was BEFORE the pandemic... if 25% of Canadian's just stopped seeking healthcare, our wait times would drop drastically too. Canada is also unique in that there is no private sector, so you don't have the option of skipping the line if you can afford it, which is why other countries have shorter wait times than Canada, because there's an option of an express line. Also, it's not even like the US is getting better care... they have a lower life expectancy, higher infant mortality, and higher maternal mortality... basically, you're paying more for worse care. And they're lying about how much healthcare costs in general. Like, the cost of services is hugely inflated in the US... according to google, a doctor's appointment without insurance in the US is around $250 (I can't confirm this as I'm not American). The cost for a doctor's appointment in Ontario, where I live, without insurance would be $60. They are hugely inflating the costs, which makes Americans think that single payer would cost more... but if you eliminate private insurance, then it's actually cheaper.

    Row ArkRow Ark7 ditë më parë
    • @Row Ark So you think thats a good thing? Sad you accept it so proudly.

      Mike LysonMike Lyson4 ditë më parë
    • @Mike Lyson also, as a side note... out of all countries, the US is #1 in rate of incarceration per 100,000 people. Canada's is 144th. It's your country that LOVES throwing people in prison, not mine. So much for the land of the free...

      Row ArkRow Ark5 ditë më parë
    • @Mike Lyson hahaha wtf? I'm assuming you're talking about how it's illegal to discriminate on the basis of gender identity, but you don't go to prison... Canada doesn't have for profit prisons and mass incarceration, that's the US. And, to my knowledge, the anti-discrimination legislation has only been tested once, and it was overruled.... in a human rights tribunal, not a criminal court. You can't discriminate on the basis of sex, race, age, sexual orientation, disability, or religion either. You don't get criminal charged unless it becomes harassment. But essentially, it means you can't deny people employment, housing, service, etc, because of your own personal bigotry. It's not a difficult concept, tbh.

      Row ArkRow Ark5 ditë më parë
    • In Canada, if you call a man a man you go to jail and pay fines. Taxes aren't the only revenue for a government.

      Mike LysonMike Lyson7 ditë më parë
  • Let's have womb to tomb coverage; it's not a new idea and it would benefit so many...

    Jean MarianiJean Mariani7 ditë më parë
  • I can agree with everything about this other than the claim that it is in any way shocking. If you're shocked, you're not very bright.

    Carson BarryCarson Barry7 ditë më parë
    • Or you're 12.

      Jing BotJing BotDitë më parë
  • Corporate greed over Healthcare for working class will never change sadly

    Phillip DunkerPhillip Dunker7 ditë më parë
    • Stupid people will never change it's sad. Insurance companies are for profit businesses. Add anti-discriminatory regulation and they can't make money so it stifles competition so they charge high premiums which are already offset by government subsidies paid by tax funds but still high nonetheless.But hey at least the Democrats can virtue signal now while the Gov raises their taxes to pay for those subsidies all so they can pretend to be good people.

      Mike LysonMike Lyson7 ditë më parë
  • How come I’m on medical and I went to the dentist and they told me I’d have to pay 4K plus WITH my insurance??? My teeth put me through soooo much pain I’m in pain every day and have been for years... why is my mediCAL different?? 🤔

    Astral FluxAstral Flux7 ditë më parë
    • @Mike Lyson Thank both parties for taking insurance company donations in exchange for political favors. These fuckers are corrupt, stop with this crips and bloods shit. Both are gangs.

      Jing BotJing BotDitë më parë
    • Thank the Democrats for stifling competition.

      Mike LysonMike Lyson7 ditë më parë
  • Remember what you you guys just said; because Americans ESPECIALLY people of color are HOMELESS & starving ,but you guys insist on absorbing all those undocumented people @ the border. May i suggest that you advocate for our own HOMELESS with so many needs , who are treated like common trash.I happen to know that alot of those homeless are VETERANS who have served this country and come back with PTSD, MAJOR problems. Look at the HOMELESS street villages of LA & NYC. WE MUST TAKE CARE OF OUR OWN FIRST.

    Betty BenitezBetty Benitez7 ditë më parë
  • Yes my boyfriend just got skin cancer removed off of his face which he has had for 10 years because he could not afford to go see the doctor. Recently he signed up for the healthcare marketplace with Cigna because he qualified to sign up and because we make so little we were able to get it for about $23 a month but so many places refused to see him when he said that he had that type of insurance. They literally laughed and hung up like three different places do that. I’m in a red state of Tennessee and that is Likely the reason why. There are much deeper reasons why but I don’t wanna go into those. But we finally found a place and our co-pay was still $180 for a local small surgery where he just had it cut open they took it out and they stitched it up that’s all they did so the $180 literally should’ve covered what they did alone.

    Kayla QuinnKayla Quinn7 ditë më parë
  • It’s time for us as Americans to wake up!!!

    Edwardo TinocoEdwardo Tinoco7 ditë më parë
  • We can't provide healthcare for people working two or three jobs not making enough to pay basic living expenses .... meanwhile Germany is going to a four day full time work week. And we're the "greatest", "richest", "most free" country? Nein, ich glaube. (been a long time since high school German)

    Terrence ZellersTerrence Zellers7 ditë më parë
  • Alyssa you are gorgeous. Apologies, not very lefty

    Evil uncle PaulEvil uncle Paul7 ditë më parë
  • This is the first year where I have been able to afford the $300 a month to buy into my company insurance. The magic number was $15. I needed $15 an hour to have enough to buy in and still feed my a family. But I still have a $2500 deductible and only 60% of my medical bills are covered until I reach my $7500 max Out of pocket cost. That works out to $13600 max medical cost per year.

    Water LilyWater Lily7 ditë më parë
  • We have private insurance but it doesn't kick in until each of us pays $5000. Then they pay 50%. Premiums are $1300/mo to even have it. ACA gives us a subsidy for most of it. We can't afford to actually use it though. So insurance companies are making pure profits. My son has autism so I trained myself using books and ALworld videos to do his therapy. Sad.

    jennifer daviesjennifer davies7 ditë më parë
  • big gov. no other ways

    thefatrenthefatren7 ditë më parë
  • I thought Medicaid is available for lower income folks.

    A TA T7 ditë më parë
  • Stop taxing the poor! Income tax should start at $50k/yr!

    Brett NicholsBrett Nichols7 ditë më parë
  • Tax is close to 30%, rent another 40%, so, I'm supposed to buy food, transportation, utilities and have money to give greedy ass insurance companies? Hell no! Stop taxing the poor and lower class!!!

    Brett NicholsBrett Nichols7 ditë më parë
  • Netherlands. Healthcare insurance about €130 a month for most costs. First €500 each year you pay yourself. Poor folks get extra money to pay insurance.

    drie wieldrie wiel7 ditë më parë
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