Americans Forced To Flee The Country To Access Affordable Healthcare

Americans Forced To Flee The Country To Access Affordable Healthcare


About every six months. Donald Trump loves to warn us about a new
caravan headed towards the United States. But you know what, there’s actually several
different caravans happening on a regular basis that Donald Trump has not warning us
about. And those are the caravans of American citizens
traveling up to Canada to buy things like insulin because they can’t afford it if they
were to buy it here in the United States. You know, a few weeks ago we talked about,
uh, the first story when it first popped, a group of American citizens had to head up
to Canada to buy insulin because they couldn’t afford it here in the United States because
the price has skyrocketed so much. It’s more than doubled since the year 2012
more than doubled versus heading up to Canada to buy a vial, which is one 10th of the cost
as it is here in the United States. So rather than not afford this life saving
medication that they have to have, they’re packing up and heading to Canada, buying vials
of this and coming back home and using it on themselves, using it for their diabetic
children. Or you know, any of the seven and a half million
people in this country who have to take insulin for their diabetes. But that’s only part of the story. Another story we told you recently was the
fact that you have American citizens along our southern border and even a little further
north in that having to cross the border and go into Mexico in order to get dental care. In fact, there’s a couple of towns right along
the border there in Mexico. We’re basically, every business is actually
a dentist’s office because of the dental tourism that comes from the United States so they
can get quality affordable care. So you’ve got tons of Americans heading south
of the border to get quality, affordable healthcare and plenty heading north of our border to
get quality affordable health care doc. The common thread here, people are having
to leave the United States in order to be able to afford medicine and medical procedures. And the irony there is that Republicans and
conservatives have been telling us that if we enact some kind of Medicare for All plan
and hell, they told us this, if we enacted Obamacare, it was going to happen. That doctors are going to leave the United
States cause it wouldn’t be profitable anymore. Oh, it’s plenty profitable for them. Always has been. Always will be, but it’s actual regular Americans
citizens who are having to leave the country to be able to afford care and in what is supposed
to be the wealthiest country in the world, the most advanced country in the world. This is 100% unacceptable. It shouldn’t be happening, but it is because
we have allowed the pharmaceutical companies, the insurance and the hospital corporations
to do it. Folks. That’s literally the only reason this is happening
because we’ve just let them over the years, you know, the first few years of this, maybe
it wasn’t so bad I they raised their prices a little bit and we’re okay, but then they
start doing it every single year and suddenly this thing that we didn’t think we had to
pay attention to as a federal government grew to proportions that now we have to have radical
change just in order to fix it. Because if you think that any of these pharmaceutical
companies are going to reduce the cost of their drugs to a 10th of what they currently
are, which is again what they’re paying in Canada compared to the United States, you’re
wrong. Radical, systemic, immediate change is the
only thing that’s going to fix this problem. Health insurance companies, I’ve had far too
long to fix the problems with their coverage. They failed. Hospital corporations continue to Jack up
their prices for basic services, even though they know most people can’t afford them anymore,
so they have failed and big Pharma’s the worst of all of them. Those issues have been talked about for years
and years and years, and all they’re choosing to do is just raise prices even further because
nobody can stop them technically. So they have failed. So radical systemic change is all that’s left,
and I will not shed a single tear for any of these companies that watch their profits
fall to a 10th of what they currently are, because they’re making all that money today
by screwing over American citizens and allowing them to die because they can’t afford coverage. Okay.

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