Sinned wrote: ↑
Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:44 pm
UA, you'll get no downtick from me - it's extremely good news. It's expected that jabs will be offered starting next month and the operation completed by Spring 2021.
Moon, don't be so pessimistic - our COVID vaccines, although free on the NHS, will ultimately be paid for from our taxes so that would be no different to you. The upside to them offering it free is that it puts the pressure on the other suppliers to do likewise which may be a good thing. Hmmmm, let me see, which vaccine will I choose - the free one or the one costing $600? Now that would be a difficult choice. I understand that over here the vaccine is being offered to the Government at cost.
Yes, I suspect the covid-19 vaccines will be "free" to U.S. citizens as well, after all, many tax dollars have already been poured into the endeavor.
This is a matter of principle. The vaccines will be "free" to get the economy back chugging along again. It has nothing to do with the well being of the populous, for if that were the case, we'd have had a UHC system in place decades ago.
This is not a "good Samaritan" act on the part of the health care industry...the elite just know that ridding themselves of this blasted pandemic by eating the cost of vaccination will cost less than having the economy continue to crumble otherwise.
When this is over, people will just go back to having their wages garnished, and losing their homes and other property over massive medical bills due to various cancers, diabetes, emphysema, etc etc... and let's not forget the prescription cost.
I recall Trump saying a month or so ago "no American should have to pay for covid treatment or vaccines, because no American asked for this".
True, but show me one single American that asked to get cancer.... Whether your dying of covid-19, or pancreatic cancer, sick is sick, and nobody "asked for it"...
The ground is very fertile right now to start moving towards true UHC in this nation. However doing so will require a fundamental shift in American politics, as currently NOT having UHC has broad bipartisan support....
(Contrary to rumor, most Democratic lawmakers do NOT support Universal Health Care, virtually no Republicans do either)