Flawed American healthcare system could get boost from national vesting
Americans pay the most per capita in health care at $11,072, which may lead some people to assume that average life expectancy would also be high. You would be wrong.
According to a recent video opinion piece in The New York Times citing the United Nations Population Division, the United States ranks 13th in life expectancy at 78.9 years. The piece has been viewed tens of thousands of times and is creating quite a stir for its stark portrayal of a flawed—and seemingly failed—health care system in the United States.
“The U.S. should be on top of both of those lists. If you’re charging your citizens that much money, then they better be living the longest lives,” says one woman on the video, clearly perplexed by the findings. “It doesn’t make sense.”
The six-minute video features residents from a number of other countries—including Finland, Canada, Japan and England—discussing the merits of universal health care while also decrying the lack of support for providing adequate health care in America.
One middle-aged man from Canada described how he had to have his heart restarted three times before ultimately having heart surgery. “The cost of the operation I think was $60,000, and the next day when I left the hospital and I got my bill, it was for parking, and the bill was about 30 bucks,” he said. “So I was pretty happy that I lived in Canada.”
So, what’s the answer?
We believe that there is a health care system that can work for all American citizens – and that’s called national vesting.
National vesting makes it possible to provide healthcare coverage for every single American. Robert Whitehair, founder of the Center for National Vesting, has found, through his mathematical formulas, what he calls “a market surplus that now exceeds $15 trillion per year.”
The market surplus produced by every American is the key ingredient to national vesting. National Vesting, in turn, is the key to transforming our economy and the lives of every single American – for the better.
No one needs to be turned away for lack of health insurance. No one needs to lose their house over healthcare costs. And no one needs to choose between rent and hospital bills.
All we need to do is equitably apply the market surplus every American produces and distribute it back to them. In short, national vesting is the future of our country.
In the richest country in the world, no one should be excluded from healthcare coverage due to cost.
The world is watching us. The question is: Will we step up and apply this new economic theory?