"There is Universal Health Care in Trinidad..why not the U.S.?"

Posted on 23. Nov, 2009 by in Business and Economics, Health and Medicine, John Smock, Uncategorized

Edna Thompson, director of patient relations at the Bedstuy Public Health Clinic, has a passion for health care. She has worked at the health clinic, which takes insurance but also will take people without, for 25 years. She is from Trinidad, and can’t understand why, in her “third-world country, they have free health care but not in the United States?”

Below, Thompson goes further into her feelings on health-care.

The topic has even transcended into movies. In Michael Moore’s new documentary, SICKO, he claims that the U.S. is the only westernized country without universal health care and dives into the situation in the only way he knows how, sarcasm.

Which Countries Have Universal Health Care?

Clearly, the topic of universal health care is a big topic in the United States, especially with the President. Starting in June 2009, President Barack Obama must’ve been hearing the Edna Thompson’s out there. Obama set out a plan to replace America’s healthcare coverage with a universal system.

While everyone from Thompson to the President of the United States may have an opinion on it, some opinions that come up are the fact that A 2002 Institute of Medicine study concluded that more than 18,000 Americans die every year because they’re uninsured. On the other hand, free health care could mean much higher taxes. Regardless of whatever side you are on, there is no debating it is a decision and situation that effects every single one of us.

2 Responses to “"There is Universal Health Care in Trinidad..why not the U.S.?"”

  1. cindyralf

    23. Nov, 2009

    Would you want health care from a third world country? There’s a reason we send missionaries there. Pass this and the missionaries can stay home.

    P.S. It affects every one of us. Not effects.

  2. courtney.carter

    28. Nov, 2009

    thank you for reading & thank you for your comment..this bill is not saying we would get health care from a third world country but the qualified doctors of the United States would be able to give their services to more people across the U.S. who may not have the insurance..certain things happen as to where people may need help but may not be in the position to get insurance. For example, if a parent loses a job or a student graduates, and with that loses their coverage…