Twenty nine “developed” nations in the world have Universal Health Care Coverage, including the following:
In Europe, 21 nations, including:
Also, Turkey and Israel in the Middle East have Universal Health Coverage.
Additionally, in Asia and the Pacific, there are 4 nations which have such coverage.
Also, Canada in North America and Chile in South America have such coverage.
So why does the United States NOT have it?
The power of the health insurance companies lobby is one factor, and the refusal of the Republican Party and the conservative movement to be willing to accept that health care coverage and the protection of life beyond the pregnancy stage should be a guaranteed part of government policy, through a national health care program that covers all Americans, including even undocumented immigrants, are the reasons.
It is time for America to come into the 21st century, and decide that health care is not a privilege, but a basic human right!