The US is falling into a universal, socialist, unaffordable, healthcare system like that in the UK and Oz, most of Europe of course, Asia and even South America. It seems there is nowhere else to go for the Yanks, as a core promise in repealing and replacing the doomed Obamacare is a guaranteed coverage for pre-existing conditions.
Insurance companies work from a simple, tried and proven formula that ensures a fat profit. These companies have no intention to gamble when it’s simply not necessary. If they are hampered by over-regulation they move off somewhere else. As they are doing because they know where this is going.
The World Health Organisation has praised Greece for its World Class universal health system… but look at Greece.
The insistence by Dems in the US Senate, and many in the GOP, that pre-existing conditions must be covered is not part of the insurance formula and is certain to sabotage a proposed Trumpcare because people will wait until they need the care before joining up.
Universal health care is part of the socialist Nirvana and is most of the reason for many EU countries being insolvent.
The proposed US health care framework will ensure women will wait until they are pregnant or diagnosed with breast cancer before enlisting. Old blokes will wait until they contract prostate cancer or are diagnosed with dementia before they go looking for insurance.
Young people believe they are supermen and superwomen… bullet proof! That is until a stray bullet gets them. Yet it is these perfectly healthy people’s insurance premiums that companies depend on …and they won't be there!
Insurance companies’ profits rely on the “fear of the unknown” and who gives a stuff if there will always be someone else there to pick up the expensive pieces anyway. That’s human nature but it's not the way insurance works.
Try looking for insurance after your house has burned down, after your boat has sunk or after your aeroplane has crashed… a pointless exercise. What is so different about after you have contracted a disease?
Surely Trump, the wise one, must already know that.