Because a good healthcare system isn’t like the Manhattan Project or putting a man on the moon. When you read articles, blog posts, and books about trying to change the healthcare system, often an argument is made about how difficult finding a solution is.
Well, I call bullshit. We’re not trying to develop the first nuclear reactor, or figure out how to actually land on the moon. All of the original NATO allies, some of the newer ones, and the non-aligned European countries are able to provide at least basic, and in most cases, good healthcare to their citizens. All of these countries are developed and at the same technological level as the U.S. (or even a little less so). We don’t have to invent anything from scratch: we have the advantage of learning from others’ mistakes. We can incorporate the parts we like from different countries, leave out the partand make a good healthcare system.
This isn’t a technical problem at all, but a political one. Keep that in mind when you hear politicians talk about all of the ‘challenges.’ If our NATO allies can do it, why can’t we?
Si se puede, baby.