There is a huge debate about Government Imposed Medical Insurance. It has been a hot topic for a while now as the Obama administration is pushing to make health care mandatory for all citizens. Socialistic health care has been proven to work. Countries like Canada use socialistic health care with no real serious downsides.

One of the major points against using socialistic health care is that it degrades the quality of medical care and makes for massive wait times before you can actually get in to see the doctor. While I can not see the future nor predict how Americans could handle such a system, I can look to other countries and see how they work with such a system.

As I mentioned above, Canada uses a health care system like that and they do not have to wait for months before they can see a doctor. They either walk in or set up an appointment, much the same way we do it now. The only real difference is they do not have to pay thousands of dollars for the medical care they need.

Another complaint that is often raised is that it would hike up taxes by a great deal. While this is not entirely false, it is not as bad as people like to make it out to be. While Government Imposed Medical Insurance would of course raise all our taxes, the amount by which it needs to be raised does not actually have to be that much.

If we think about it in simple terms, there are millions of people living in the United States. If each person contributed a single dollar to health care, that would be millions of dollars. If you then multiply this by every month, you get a lot of money. Each individual would only be paying a single dollar, but in the end there would be plenty of money to cover medical expenses.

Now that of course is simply an example, as a single dollar a month likely would not be enough. But my point remains the same, you would not have to pay an arm and a leg to cover free health care. It would be a minor expense and then everyone would know they could go to the hospital if they need it, instead of worrying about how they would afford it.

Free health care has a lot of benefits to be sure, and other countries have proven it can work. But how it is implemented plays a huge role in whether it is good or not. If you look at the current situation with Obama’s Government Imposed Medical Insurance, that is not the right way to implement free health care.

That method actually costs way more then it needs to and imposes large expenses on people who probably can not afford it. That form of free health care is a prime example of how not to do it. So when people talk about free health care, just remember that it can work and it is a good idea, but it requires smart implementation to work properly.