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World View:
Implementation of
Health Care for All:
Universal Health Care (UHC)


See the worldwide expansion below with a “timeline” (chronological list) of U.S. Congress’ failures to implement health care for all while other free-market countries implemented it and benefited.

 

 

Summary

  • ALL OTHER free-market countries took action and started the benefits of some kind of universal health care, health care for all. Most of them took that action over 30 years ago.
  • In other words, all other free-market countries have ways to pay for health care that provide health care for everyone. A key element of the other countries is that they have simplicity compared to U.S. complexity in how we pay for health care. We will have simplicity when we establish national single-payer health care, improved Medicare for All.

 

 

 


Failures

Failures of the U.S. Congress to implement universal health care

  • The U.S. Congress failed to act in
    1935, 1948, 1991, 1994, 2003, 2006, 2009, and 2010.
  • See the notes in red in the table below.

Worldwide Implementation of
Health Care for All Systems

As you can see by the notes in red, below, the United States has not yet participated in a worldwide movement of implementing some kind of health care for all system. The inefficiency relative to other countries is causing us to lose businesses, jobs, health and even our lives … and at the same time spend over twice as much more per person than the average of other countries!

Year PHASE 1
Implementation

by Other Free-Market Countries**
(not the United States)
PHASE 2
Implementation

by Other Countries
around
the world
USA FAILURES TO ACT ...
rejections of Universal Health Care
(health care for all; single-payer health care,
improved Mediare for All)

by the United States
many times!
1883 Germany    
1911 Switzerland    
1912 Norway    
1935
   United States CONGRESS FAILED TO ACT
    Proposed by the President.
    Strong public support, but failed in the U.S. Congress.
1938 New Zealand    
1945 Belgium      ↑   ↑   ↑   ↑   ↑  ↑   ↑  
1945 France TEMPORARY NOTE:
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HIS IS A NEW COLUMN OF THIS TABLE,
which is needed to document the many additional countries around the world that are implementing universal health care;
See below for information about several countries. if you want to help add more countries by doing research on them and submitting your research for this web page's benefit, please contact Bob.
  
 
1945 Poland    
1946 United Kingdom      ↓   ↓   ↓   ↓   ↓   ↓   ↓  
1947 Sweden    
1948     United States CONGRESS FAILED TO ACT
    Proposed by the President.
    Strong public support, but failed in the U.S. Congress.
1949 Hungary    
1961 Greece    
1967 Austria    
1961 Japan    
1966 Netherlands    
1970 Luxembourg    
1972 Canada
(national hospital
insurance established
in July 1958) 
   
1972 Finland    
1973 Denmark    
1974 Australia    
1977 Ireland    
1978 Italy    
1979 Portugal    
1986 Spain
   
1988 South Korea    
1990 Czech Republic    
1990 Iceland    
1991

 

  United States CONGRESS FAILED TO ACT
The U.S. Government’s own report was provided to the U.S. Congress. That report is one of many economic studies, governmental and private, which document clearly that the U.S. and its citizens would benefit from non-profit financing of health care.
1993 Slovakia    
1994
  United States CONGRESS FAILED TO ACT
    Proposed by the President.
    Strong public support, but failed in the U.S. Congress.
1995   Taiwan  
1996

 
2002   Thailand
— 2001: national health care policy, the "30-Baht scheme"
— 2002: UHC coverage
— 2007: UHC without pay
 
2003
South Africa
— commitment to health care as a human right: 1996 constitution
— National Health Act (No. 61 of 2003)


     ↑   ↑   ↑   ↑   ↑  ↑   ↑
United States CONGRESS FAILED TO PROTECT MEDICARE
CONGRESS STARTED DISMANTLING our NON-PROFIT MEDICARE
BY TAKING STEPS TO PRIVATIZE IT
    U.S. Congress added privatization to Medicare
    via Medicare Advantage plans
    and Medicare Part D
2006

 

TEMPORARY NOTE:
T
HIS IS A NEW COLUMN OF THIS TABLE; if you want to help add more countries by doing research about this topic, please contact Bob.
     ↓   ↓   ↓   ↓   ↓   ↓   ↓
United States CONGRESS FAILED TO ACT
Overwhelming support expressed by citizens for non-profit financing of health care. The final report went to the U.S. Congress on September 29, 2006. This report was the culmination of effort by the U.S. Congress own citizens working group. The group conducted meetings for over 15 months across the country.
2007      
2008   India started its implementation with the National Health Insurance Scheme established in April 2008.
 
2009
 
  United States CONGRESS FAILED TO ACT
President and key members of Congress not only failed to act, but even took a combination of actions and inaction that forcibly rejected consideration of an improved Medicare for All via the best solution: single-payer health care. These actions included the removal and arrest of single-payer supporters who voiced their concerns at a U.S. Senate Finance Committee hearing.
2010



  United States CONGRESS AND PRESIDENT REJECTED HAVING A HEALTH CARE FOR ALL SYSTEM
In March 2010 U.S. President Barack_Obama signed into law the act that will help some people, while making things worse for the country. Both taxes and health insurance premiums will rise. The health care reform will MAINTAIN and EXPAND the health insurance companies’ bureaucracy and will definitely EXPAND the government bureaucracy Our health care premiums and out-of-pocket costs and our taxes will rise significantly from this legislation. See the information about this so-called “reform”. And see specifics about the March 2010 law here.

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2011 Mexico:
free-market, low-income country member of the OECD

 
2012 Turkey:
free-market, low-income country member of the OECD

 

** The free-market, industrialized countries that we reference at this website are the 30 that joined the OECD during the time period of 1961 through 2009. See the OECD website to see the current list, because more countries were added since 2009 that we do not report simply due to lack of resources to continue that consumption of time and effort.

 

Additional Information

See a comparison of the United States relative to six countries.

 

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