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Justin Bieber on the US Healthcare System

US Healthcare System Is "Evil," Bieber Says

If Justin Bieber can make preteens swoon, maybe, just maybe . . . he'll be able to sway politicians on the healthcare debate. Here's what he told the Rolling Stone magazine when asked if he would switch from being Canadian to a US citizen. Bieber says:

You guys are evil. Canada's the best country in the world. We go to the doctor and we don't need to worry about paying him, but here, your whole life, you're broke because of medical bills. My bodyguard's baby was premature, and now he has to pay for it. In Canada, if your baby's premature, he stays in the hospital as long as he needs to, and then you go home.

The Bieber Fever is a power to be reckoned with, so perhaps we shouldn't discount what the 16-year-old Casanova has to say. "Evil" is a little harsh, but do you agree with the gist of what Bieber is saying?

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BabyNorbert BabyNorbert 5 years
I was shocked to read some of the comments on this thread - calling him an idiot and saying he doesn't know what he's talking about... I really didn't expect that here. I must say I agree with him and would rather pay high taxes so my family, friends, myself and everyone else can go to the hospital and get the help they need without horrible financial consequenses or even worse not going at all... I'm not saying the system as we have it here (I'm from Denmark where the system is similar to Canada's) is perfect or that it's better than what you have as I won't pretend I know a lot about it, but I do feel that the two systems could learn a lot from each other...
amber512 amber512 5 years
As someone who has spent entirely too much money on health related costs, I would much prefer higher taxes and the ability to actually go to the doctor!
babaloo babaloo 5 years
He's a idiot. They pay for it with high taxes. Nothing is free and ask the people that are waiting weeks to get an MRI or operations that we in the U.S. get within days how they are digging it. But don't worry, we're degrading the best health care in the world to be just like Canada. Yippee!
itsallabouttheg itsallabouttheg 5 years
It's hardly free... A 750mL bottle of Smirnoff vodka is $30+ in Canada. There definitely need to be some tweaks to the insurance system and more emphasis on prevention/lifestyle, but the care in the US is still top notch. I volunteered in a pediatric dialysis unit during undergrad, and I will never forget how a little boy from Kuwait's entire immediate family relocated temporarily so he could have a kidney transplant (the donor was his sister). Think of all the countries they flew over between there and LA!
lickety-split lickety-split 5 years
i'll agree with him. wow. i think the health care system in this country is about making $, not curing the sick and healing the wounded. when only the rich are medically treated; what else can you call it?
Baconlover Baconlover 5 years
The boy probably doesn't really know what he's talking about but I think he's directional correct. This country spends a lot on HC...just not sure where it all goes...
Pistil Pistil 5 years
Ouch.
kh61582 kh61582 5 years
This kid is exactly that-a kid! he clearly has no idea what he's talking about. He's from a country where they pay no mind to the concept of personal responsibility and would have no idea how to take care of themselves if they had to.
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