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Uploaded on Apr 18, 2010

Why I think the USA would benefit from universal healthcare.

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Lyrics:

America, America
Here's to your health
America, America

Now tell me, why's the country that's the most wealthy also amongst the most unhealthy? There's probably a lot of theories out there, but mine's got to be the lack of national healthcare - a category of welfare that happens to be well fair whether there's wealth there or whether it's elsewhere.

Now you can probably tell where this is going from my accent, or you're thinking "why's this British guy rapping?" I like America - the music; the people. That's why I want to see improvements to each of them. There's problems here too, Britain's got its fair share. I'm sure you know about our questionable dental care, but there's one thing that stands better than the rest, and that's the NHS, yes.

Where nobody faces rejection just because to treat them would be a dangerous investment. Where what the doctor prescribes is what you're given instead of having to wait for your insurer's decision. Where prescriptions are a reasonable price, if you need something lifelong you can even subscribe. Where if you're old or young; unemployed; then it's free, and the price tag becomes null and void. Where you can go home without paying one penny; where you've still got the option of a private company. It's unbelieveable the stuff they've done for me before, months in hospital and I've not paid a fee at all.

America, America
Here's to your health
America, America
Here's wishing you good health

Insurance firms are about saving dimes before they'll even think about saving lives, so say goodbye to your treatment if there's even a minor loophole in your legal agreement. Is your system victim free? There's fifty million Americans who evidently disagree. Fifty million without health insurance that could die just because they couldn't afford it.

You don't have to pay to have a fire extinguished, and you have the police, not private militias, so why should this difference apply to the systems providing for victims requiring assistance?

Nothing should be held higher than citizens. Putting wealth over health? I am sick of it. Insurance firms are commercial businesses - they're not concerned what your physical fitness is. They're only interested in what the interest is; over here we have a different incentive. A lot of you are incensed at this, and I don't inted to be insensitive but listen. There's several myths about the terrible British medical system that I better dismiss, quick:

1. You can't choose who your doctor is. Not true - there's a long list of doctors I've gone to.
2. One of the most stupid lies is that old people are euthanised when they're due to die. Not true - if there was institutionalised granny killing don't you think there'd be a public outcry?

You don't have to use the NHS anyway - there's still plenty of private firms if you want to pay, but the proof's in the pudding, come to Britain for a bit, I bet you can't find anyone who would get rid of it.

America, America
Here's to your health
America, America
Here's wishing you good health

America, America

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