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It is important to address the numbers (and potential shortage) of health care workers too. In many cases, even if you had more hospital beds you would not have the staff to properly care for the patients in those beds. I am in favor of measures that would allow and maybe require more beds, more staff and more equipment but it wouldn't be inexpensive. But I would not be in favor of any nationalization of health care, I believe our system is the best on earth and yet could be improved. But federal or even state control would not improve it.
In a nationalised/socialised/single payer healthcare system the destruction of hospital capacity will only get worse, as can be seen time and again in countries with such systems.
Think the Netherlands and UK as prime examples where hospitals are constantly downsizing in the face of ever increasing demand.
And where healthcare as a result is ever more rationed to the point where people often had to wait months or years for life saving procedures, and less serious conditions simply aren't treated at all, despite the taxes and government mandated insurance premiums that pay for it all go up by wide margins all the time.
It's got bad enough in the Netherlands that there are now only 1000 ICU beds for over 17 million people, and patients who need ICU care are taken off life support and left to die to make room for others if they're not improving to where they can be moved to a regular bed after a few days.
Grow up and stop with the click bait misleading write ups...US ranks 32nd in the world in hospital beds and the article discusses a state law in MN that restricted the number of hospital beds in their state.
WTF is your problem?
Oh my, look at the US rank in critical care beds per capita...keep sensationalizing shits for all the wrong reasons MF