Speaking of calling 911, shouldn't all emergency medicine be covered as well? In fact, shouldn't access to affordable basic health care just be a given, especially for those living in the richest country in the world? Why stop at ambulance rides and toothbrushes?
Of course, the obvious response might be, "How are we going to PAY for all this?" If there's one thing Americans hate, it's the specter of more taxes and a nanny state; the thing is, we're already paying more for health care than most other nations, spending 17% of the GDP on health care. Compare that to Greece, which spends 8% of its GDP, or Slovenia, which clocks in at around 9%.
No American should have to pay for primary care visits, mental health visits, or vision and dental care. We’re already one of the richest countries in the world. It’s time to invest in making this country the healthiest in the world.
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