By: Ted Beust | Our Voice Contributor
From my articles that I have written, it is clear as day that I am in support of universal healthcare, in both its benefits and cost effectiveness.
My support for it only strengthened the other day when I had to go to urgent care for my foot because I would have to wait 3-4 weeks for a specialist.
When I got to urgent care and met with the doctor, I explained what was going on to the doctor and he prescribed an anantibiotic. I was happy to hear that my antibiotic cost was less than $10, but it was downright absurd for what I paid to go to urgent care in the first place. I had to pay $95 out of pocket for a 10-15 minute consultation, and it would’ve been $100 with my actual health insurance provided by my employer.
The United States spends more on healthcare than anyone on Earth. All together what we spend accounts for over 1/6th of the economy. Every other country either pays nothing out of pocket or at least half of what I had to pay for 10-15 minutes.