enator Bernie Sanders tweeted out a call for stories from those who live in countries that provide universal health care.
The responses he got were overwhelming and eye-opening. Health care is a human rights issue and a political issue at the forefront of the American consciousness.
What will these stories from other countries say about our health care system?
Health care has always been a hot button issue in the U.S. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has continued to push for universal health care.
On August 28, he tweeted out a call for people living in countries with universal health care to share their experiences.
And though many people have tried to tout the horrors of such a system, the responses were overwhelmingly positive.
Many treatments that have been known to bankrupt families in the U.S. were described as having been cost-free for those that lived in other countries.
There was no shortage of stories about people being saved by their health care.
And many people stressed that they didn’t have to worry about how their families would cover the cost after these extensive health treatments.
Parents shared stories of harrowing emergencies with their children.
This same story in the U.S. could very well have ended with a hospital bill for thousands of dollars. Costs for health care in this country can be so high that future bills can deter people from getting life-saving treatments they need to survive.
Of course, some took issue with the idea that these services were "free."
The idea that universal health care doesn’t involve significant costs rubbed many the wrong way.
Some were quick to point that out…