The following CNN news video is about an idea to make the U.S. health care system affordable. This is something that Obamacare quite clearly neglected. And no honest person can dispute that. This clip aired on the Erin Burnett Out Front TV show. It was added to the CNN website on June 20, 2013.
The person who came up with this idea is no random person off of the street. He is Muhammad Yunus, a Nobel Peace Prize winner. Yunus says that Bangladesh has managed to provide basic health care to all citizens for $3 per year. In his New York Cíty project, that converts to $10 per week, which is about $520 per year.
Bangladesh is already providing basic health services to all of its citizens. The doctors and other staff supplement this amount with additional services, such as insurance and diagnostics services.
Think about that. Freaking Bangladesh has managed to provide basic health care to its people. Yet the US, the supposed leader of the free world, can’t do it? I guess “free” means if you are poor to middle class in America, you are free from basic, affordable health care. If you are rich, I suppose it doesn’t matter. But how many people are actually cash rich in America? That is a small percentage. Everyone else needs to demand a better system.
That is not to say that this Bangladesh idea is a cure-all. I believe it is not, as more advanced procedures that go beyond basic health care still need to be supported. But as one idea to at least provide the basics, it sounds like it has potential. The biggest point here is Yunus is working on the concept of making health care AFFORDABLE. Obamacare not only failed to fix that. Many think it is about to drive up costs through the roof.