• Modva@lemmy.world
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    It’s insane to me that healthcare looks like this in the US, I mean I live in an objectively weaker economy and my healthcare is vastly better in terms of cost, availability and has no hard ties to employment.

    That is crazy messed up. My gut feel is that it’s again down to the corporate shareholder problem, where infinite growth is demanded. It’s defies belief that this hasn’t been fixed, and really makes me think that overall we may be losing the war of greed vs humanity.

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      My gut feel is that it’s again down to the corporate shareholder problem, where infinite growth is demanded. It’s defies belief that this hasn’t been fixed, and really makes me think that overall we’re losing the war of greed vs humanity overall.

      It’s also maintained as a tool to punish labor for stepping out of line. Look at recent labor disputes in the States. The first thing that is done by the company is to shut off healthcare access.

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        30 days ago

        You’re absolutely right. Tie health insurance to a job and you get people to never leave.

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      I had a guy argue with me once that US is better than other countries because we have choice in health insurance and I said most people have healthcare tied to their employer who chooses what options they have and this dude argued we ultimately have the choice because we choose where to work.

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      I don’t even bother with health care because of shit like this. I’m not gonna participate in a fucking guessing game of how much shit should cost. I go to the eye doctor because I have bad vision but that’s it. Even then half the time my insurance refuses to cover my contacts until I called them to argue about it. It’s so infuriating. I’m fortunate to be healthy otherwise. I don’t know how people that need more help deal with it.